Video Shows Arnold Schwarzenegger Attacked At Arnold Classic Sports Festival

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Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked from behind on Saturday while attending the Arnold Classic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Video shows Schwarzenegger interacting with his fans at the Sandton Convention Center when all of the sudden a man attacks Arnold with a flying kick.

The Hollywood actor turned California Governor was promoting the Arnold Sports Festival Africa, which is the “biggest multi-sport event with 65 sporting codes and 18,000 athletes. Schwarzenegger was taking photographs with fans and judging a jump-roping competition when a man jumped and kicked the Terminator actor.

Here’s the drop-kick attack from another angle.

The assailant was quickly detained by security and Arnold was escorted out of the venue a few moments later after the attack. The 71-year-old Schwarzenegger appeared to be uninjured and unfazed by the attack because he’s Arnold f’ing Schwarzenegger.

UPDATE: Arnold was completely undaunted by the attack and thought it was just eager and rambunctious fans. Schwarzenegger joked, “I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

The Arnold Classic Africa is a three-day event that features various competitions in everything from rugby to aerial fitness to ping pong to badminton to canoe polo.

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