London mayor Boris Johnson bowls over 10-year-old while playing rugby
The Rugby World Cup is currently taking place in England, but London’s mayor got into the spirit while visiting Tokyo on Thursday, bowling over a small child while playing what was supposed to be a game of touch rugby.
The BBC reports that 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi admitted he “felt a little pain” when the 51-year-old politician ran into him while attempting to score.
The mayor quickly tended to the young player after the collision, and later presented him with a rugby ball as an apology for his aggressive play.
Johnson has a reputation for rough play in sports, taking out retired German soccer star Maurizio Guadino in a charity game in 2006 with a rugby tackle, according to The Telegraph. Thursday is also the one-year anniversary of the time Johnson tripped a child while playing soccer.