Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad attacks 14-year-old girl mascot after WINNING at Euro Championships

After winning the 3,000 meter steeplechase you would expect most athletes to be in a jubilant mood.

But despite winning the gold medal at the European championships in Helsinki, Finland, French runner Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad still seemed far from happy.

As the 27-year-old steeplechaser crossed the finish line a 14-year-old female dressed as the Championships' mascot 'Appy' stood nearby with a gift bag to congratulate him.

But rather than celebrate his 8.33.23-minute victory, Mekhissi-Benabbad knocked the bag out of the girl's hand and shoved her backwards.

The girl inside the mascot costume was believed to have been slightly winded by the unexpected attack but otherwise unharmed. Read More