Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London since 2008, has developed somewhat of a reputation for being a little bit overzealous at times during sports activities. In a move that would make Adam Sandler’s “Waterboy” blush, Johnson tackled a German player during a charity soccer game in 2006.
Now he’s followed up that move with an even stronger sequel. During what The Guardian called a “street rugby” game, Johnson was plowing full steam ahead towards the goal when a 10-year-old Japanese boy got in his way. Johnson, who played played rugby in college at Balliol College in Oxford, England, channeled his playing days rather than political correctness and ran over the young boy.
If you take a close look at the picture of the aftermath, it looks like all of the onlookers watching Johnson truck-stick the 10-year-old enjoyed it as well.
No word on whether Johnson will be allowed to play rugby on diplomatic trips any time in the near future.
Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for just one championship for either of his other three teams.