Award-winning matador Ivan Fandino gored to death by raging bull after tripping on his cloak in the ring
Award-winning matador Ivan Fandino has been killed after he tripped on his cloak in the bullring and was fatally gored.
The 36-year-old fighter, who was a professional matador for 12 years, died in the French town of Mont-de-Marsan, near the Spanish border.
Fandino’s feet became tangled in the cape used to goad the specially trained fighting bull and he was left with horrific injuries after the animal plunged its horn into his lung.
The matador, who had a wife and a daughter, came from Spain’s Basque region and fought hundreds of bulls during his career in the controversial bloodsport.
It is understood his heart stopped in the ambulance and on his arrival at hospital, doctors could not do anything to save his life.
Actually Bull fighting or bull-baiting should be outlawed, it is not a sport and rather a cruel and senseless torture of animals (Bulls) in this case the Bull fought Back: