A bullfighter gored in the testicles had to stem gushing blood with his own hands during a bullfight in Mexico.
Fighter Luis David Adame was in a lot of pain after the bull, who’d been taunted by the fighter, flung him into the air and left him with blood pouring from his wound.
The event took place in the plaza Santa María de Querétaro in Queretaro during the first fight of the festival.
#Querétaro ?? El momento del percance del matador de toros Luis David Adame#FuerzaLuisDavid? Charly Lara / NTR Toros
Posted by NTR Toros on Saturday, 18 November 2017
In the horrifying footage, Adame can be seen attempting to stop the blood pouring from the wound with his own hands as colleagues carried him off to the side of the bullring.
Yesterday, Adame was back on Twitter, writing:
Bullfighting relaxed and delivered in Queretaro, then comes some betrayal that makes you fly and put the world on your head, but when the fans shout ‘bullfighter’ does not compare to anything! See you soon.
Toreando relajado y entregado en Querétaro, después viene alguna traición que te hace volar y ponerte el mundo de cabeza, pero cuando la afición grita “torero” no se compara con nada!! Pronto nos vemos… pic.twitter.com/93k2AsKw50
— Luis David (@LuisDavidAdame) November 19, 2017
In September, two fighters sustained serious injuries at a night of bullfighting in Seville.
Rafael Serna was left severely injured in hospital after his fight, even though he won his bout with the bull.
He attempted to stab a 525kg bull called Almendrito when the bull’s horn went into his armpit.
The incident resulted in a 12cm gash in his underarm and a damaged axillary vein.
The attack caused the Maenstranza bullring to fall completely silent, according to Diario de Sevilla. Serna exited the ring covered in blood, before two men in suits carried him from the ground to the hospital.
His mother and sisters were seen running from the fifth floor of the stadium to the hospital.
Serna was not the only bullfighter to be dangerously hurt during the bullfighting event, as matador Alejandro Talavante received a wound to his upper thigh after being picked up by a bull and slammed hard back into the ground.
29-year-old Talavante’s injuries were less serious than Serna’s and he won his battle with the bull, before cutting its ear off as a trophy and parading it around the stadium.
In June, controversial bullfighter who cut the ear off a bull she killed as a grisly trophy in 2015 caused outrage by repeating the gory display.
Lea Vicens, who fights bulls on horseback, posed with a severed ear once again after a close fight with the bull which saw her come within inches of being gored by the beast’s horns.
In the end though Lea managed to kill the bull after stabbing it with three lances during the San Isidro Feria at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid.
Bullfighting continues to be controversial and while it remains popular in Spain and Portugal, animal right’s activists have claimed it’s nothing but a cruel and barbarous blood sport.