A matador dubbed ‘The Pirate’ has had his glass eye knocked out after being gored by a bull during a fight in Spain. Juan Jose Padilla, who has worn an eyepatch and glass eye since he was first gored in the face by a bull in 2011, was sent flying by the powerful animal during the bullfight held yesterday at the festival of Fallas in Valencia. He first lost his eye in May 2011 after a bull picked him up and threw him in the air during a fight in Madrid. He then had the same eye-socket gouged again after tormenting one of the powerful animals at the La Misericordia bullring in Zaragoza, in October last year. Dramatic pictures from inside the bullring on Sunday, show the legendary matador’s facial scars revealed when his eye patch flew off and his glass eye went soaring through the air. Undeterred by his third run-in, Padilla has vowed not to cancel the running of the bulls event that is scheduled in Castellon for the festivities of La Magdalena, which begins on March 18.
- Wednesday, March 15 2017 08:50
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