This is the moment a bullfighter was gored in the neck during a bloody bullfight at a festival in Spain.
Jimenez Fortes was taking part at the San Isidro Bullfight Festival in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday when a bull threw him in the air and gored him in the throat.
Although Fortes was able to walk half-way off of the stadium on his own, he had to be carried out the rest of the way and it is believed that he has sustained serious injuries.
Some reports claim that this was the second consecutive year in which the young bullfighter from Malaga has been injured at the same event.
1. Jimenez Fortes was competing at the San Isidro Bullfight Festival in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday when he was thrown by a bull and gored in the neck.
2. Before he was gored, the young Madrid bullfighter, dressed in green and gold, looked like he had a handle on the fight.
3. He only just managed to keep hold of the bull, his red rag and wooden stick as it reared its head during the fight On Thursday evening.
4. The half-ton animal soon overpowered Fortes, who landed on his front on the ground. It is thought he was gored just after being thrown to the ground.
Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle on the Iberian peninsula and has also spread to Latin American countries, including Colombia and Mexico, through colonization.
Fortes’ injuries come just a month after another bullfighter was gored in the bottom during a fiesta in Teulada, in eastern Spain.
And earlier in February, a 20-year-old American was taken to intensive care after being gored during the bull-running season.
Doctors treating him said that he suffered some of the worst injuries they had ever seen.
5. As the bull, which was covered in blood with metal and wooden javelins sticking out of him, bowed its head, Fortes covered his face.
6. A grave Fortes was held by an official and an assistant as he started making his way from the stadium covered in blood.
7. Although spectators saw Fortes, pictured clutching his bloody neck, walk from the scene, it is thought he has sustained serious injuries.
8. After walking halfway across the stadium, the three men realized that Fortes needed help and started to lift him as a concerned audience watched on.
9. Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle in Spain, Portugal and some colonial countries, and can lead to serious injury.
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