Remember that time Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked at a school?


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Remember that time a guy in South Africa did the ultimate dumb thing and took a flying leap into the back of Arnold Schwarzenegger?


Here’s how it went down. It was 2019 and the then 71-year-old former bodybuilder was at a sports festival in Johannesburg, the Arnold Classic Africa. He’d just finished recording a Snapchat when a man ran up from behind, jumped into the air and landed a double-footed kick right into “The Terminator’s” back. In a video clip of the incident, a security guard tackles the man as Schwarzenegger slightly stumbles forward.

Slightly. Really.


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He later posted on Twitter about the incident, saying “I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

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Constance Brinkley-Badgett

Constance Brinkley-Badgett is MediaFeed’s executive editor. She has more than 20 years of experience in digital, broadcast and print journalism, as well as several years of agency experience in content marketing. She has served as a digital producer at NBC Nightly News, Senior Producer at CNBC, Managing Editor at ICF Next, and as a tax reporter at Bloomberg BNA.