London mayor Boris Johnson bowls over 10-year-old while playing rugby

Thursday October 15th, 2015

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.

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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

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