Arnold Schwarzenegger drop-kicked at South Africa occasion



US actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (C) is seen at the Arnold Classic Africa eventPicture copyright
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Schwarzenegger urged followers to concentrate on the athletes on the occasion as an alternative of the assault

Video footage has proven Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger being attacked at an occasion in South Africa.

The 71-year-old former California governor was interacting with followers throughout a skipping competitors at his Arnold Basic Africa sporting occasion when a person drop-kicked him from behind.

The attacker is seen being restrained following the incident.

Schwarzenegger thanked followers on Twitter for his or her concern, however insisted there was “nothing to fret about”.

The video footage, shared extensively on social media, exhibits Schwarzenegger posing for photographs and filming on the Johannesburg occasion on Saturday when the person assaults him with a flying kick.

The Terminator star stumbles ahead after the kick, whereas the attacker falls to the bottom, the place he’s instantly restrained by a safety guard.

The person was later handed over to cops, occasion officers stated.

Schwarzenegger tweeted to his greater than 4 million followers: “I assumed I used to be simply jostled by the group, which occurs lots. I solely realised I used to be kicked once I noticed the video like all of you.”

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Thanks on your considerations, however there may be nothing to fret about. I assumed I used to be simply jostled by the group, which occurs lots. I solely realized I used to be kicked once I noticed the video like all of you. I’m simply glad the fool didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) Could 18, 2019

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He later urged followers to concentrate on the athletes on the occasion as an alternative of the assault.

“We have now 90 sports activities right here in South Africa on the @ArnoldSports, and 24,000 athletes of all ages and talents inspiring all of us to get off the sofa. Let’s put this highlight on them,” he wrote on Twitter.

The Arnold Basic Africa occasion takes place each Could and contains a vary of occasions together with bodybuilding and fight sports activities.

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