Festival-goer who taunted a giant bull is flipped head over heels during Colombian bullfight

This is the shocking moment a bull flips a man into the air like a rag doll during a bullfighting festival after he turns and desperately tries to run away.

The incident took place in the area of Necocli in the north-western Colombian department of Antioquia during a ‘corraleja’ – a bullfighting festival in the Caribbean region of the South American country.

During a corraleja, the public is invited to engage the bulls in the ring and compared to a Spanish-style bullfight, the animals are not killed afterwards and the event is considered much less formal.

In the video footage, an unnamed man wearing a red shirt and black trousers is seen trying to get the bull’s attention with a red and yellow-coloured ‘muleta’ in the crowded bullring.

He succeeds and the large animal, reportedly weighing 400 kilogrammes (881 lbs) charges at him.

The heavyset man moves out of the way in time, but the bull continues to give chase and he throws the muleta on the ground and sprints for his life.

However, the bull hooks the stocky man and flips him high into the air twice while the audience gasps in shock.

According to local media, the man was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

During the same event in the borough of Cienaga de Oro, an 18-year-old man also died after being gored by a bull which escaped from a bullpen, according to local media.

Netizen ‘Liiz Guerrero’ commented: ‘I love happy endings.’

‘Sergio Rendon’ added: ‘Thousands of animals against one bull…’

‘John Mario Herrera’ wrote: ‘Excellent, I hope it kills another 50 so they stop having fun at the expense of hurting an animal. Damn humanity!’

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