Mayor of Madrid goes viral with horror drop kick
By Rugby Onslaught

Mayor of Madrid goes viral with horror drop kick

Never trust a rugby ball. That’s some pretty handy advice for a seasoned international rugby player, so for someone that is perhaps not that familiar with rugby but is about to attempt a drop kick, it is crucial.

Unfortunately for the Mayor of Madrid José Luis Martínez-Almeida, who is maybe not familiar with the vagaries of a rugby ball, he did not take that into account when he recently attempted a drop kick. At the inauguration of the Campo de Rugby Las Leonas recently, the Mayor was surrounded by cameras as he lined up a kick. Maybe the photographers had faith in his kicking ability, but in a suit and smart leather shoes anything can happen, and it did.

Martínez-Almeida’s kick went all of about three metres and went no higher than a metre off the ground before it smashed into the face of a photographer. It has of course found its way onto social media already, take a look: