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Badminton Fight! (Video)
Hey, did you happen to catch the mens doubles finals of the Canada Open Badmintion Tournament on…um, I don’t know, ESPN 14 over the weekend? No? Well, me either. I don’t think it was actually on ESPN 14, or any other fictitious sports channel for that matter. And it’s a shame, too, because we missed one hell of a badminton fight.
The men’s doubles championship came down to two teams from Thailand: Maneepong Jongjit and Nipitphon Puangpuapech vs. Bodin Issara and Pakkawat Vilailak. What made this matchup intriguing was the fact that Jongjit and Issara (pictured above) were actually doubles teammates at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but apparently had some sort of falling out. So when they came together on Sunday in Vancouver, there was bad blood right from the get go.
Then, during the match, tensions escalated. And finally, during a changeover, some harsh words turned into physical violence when Issara dropped his racket and went after Jongjit, chasing him onto the adjacent court and pounding the crap out of him.
Take a look:
I guess Issara just figured that, in Canada, this is how sports disagreements are settled.
As for Poor Jongjit, he required a couple of stiches but is perfectly alright now. Plus, he and his partner did win the match by default, so…yay?
Hat Tip – [Huffington Post]