Shocking footage has emerged showing a matador being gored by a bull – and ending up with its horn up his backside.
Antonio Romero was horrifically gored during a bout with the furious beast in Mexico City on Monday.
The matador ended up with the bull’s horn some 11 inches up his rectum, causing “severe” injuries.
The stomach-churning clip shows Romero seemingly in control as he goads the animal with a red cloth, called a muleta. But something goes wrong as he tries to get the bull to pivot around him. The angry beast rears up, catching him on the arm and knocking him off balance.
As Romero stumbles back in an effort to avoid the bull’s deadly horns the animal throws off the muleta and hones in on its helpless target. Now, with its tormentor in its sights, the bull takes its terrible revenge.
It mercilessly attacks him, digging in its horns and rolling him across the ground. The goring only ends when other bullfighters come to their colleague’s aid and distract the animal.
According to Zocalo, Romero was rushed to the hospital for urgent treatment for horrific injuries to his rectal area. It is not known if he has been discharged yet.
Footage of a similar incident was widely shared after a man was attacked by a bull in Salamanca, North-west Spain, earlier this year.
The horrific video shows the man being gored and tossed around like a rag doll during the Carnival of the Bull.