Some folks might consider the cruel world of bullfighting a manly sport, but one participant recently learned that it can be anything but - quite literally.
During a bullfighting match at the Feria de San Isidro in Madrid this week, matador Marco Galán suffered an injury, the mere mention of which would make many men shudder. Moments after Galán thrust two sharpened spears, called banderillas, into the bull's flank, the justifiably defensive animal struck back at him - goring the matador with a horn in his groin.
"My testicle was ripped open," Galán told TheLocal.es from a hospital bed. "It wasn't a great moment for me."
The emasculated matador has vowed to persevere through the cringe-inducing injury to return to the ring fighting bulls, saying, inexplicably: "These things happen when you go in the ring. But bad things can also happen just walking down the street."