This is the shocking moment a bull takes revenge on six bullfighters during an event in central Portugal.
Video footage shows the animal charging at the bullfighters, throwing them left, right and center, and causing one of them to have a seizure in the arena.
The man is aided by his team-mates and bystanders, and the footage shows him being carried out of the arena with the bull still fighting in the background.
Local media reports that the man, named as Fábio Francisco was taken to the hospital, but later recovered from the incident, allegedly caused by a head injury.
Unlike in Spanish bullfighting tradition, the main Portuguese bullfighter battles the animal while on horseback.
The rider tries to stick a significant number of colorful sticks with sharp metal ends – known as bandarilhas – into the animal’s back, specifically to cause pain and bleeding to tire out the animal.
The video, from Chamusca, central Portugal, appears to show the moment towards the end of the fight, called the ‘pega’ which involves a group of eight bullfighters called ‘forcacos’.
The ‘forcacos’ – unarmed men on foot – provoke the bull in the hope it will charge at them, with the man seen in a green hat in the video jumping onto the bull’s head after which the others surround the animals.
They then hope to be able to hold on until the bull is subdued.
A traditional Portuguese bull-fight does not end with a death in the arena – the bull is either slaughtered by a butcher afterward or restored to full health and allowed to be used for breeding.
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