Earlier on this year during a visit to Japan, Boris Johnson decided to take part in a touch rugby game with various Japanese children. In typical Johnson style, he proceeded to launch himself at one of the children and take them down with a shoulder barge that would put a professional player to shame. Supposedly, the child described the situation by saying he felt a little pain, before the London mayor shook his hand and apologised.
As the name suggests, touch rugby is a game that requires only the lightest of contact, so what Johnson was thinking when he lunged forward towards the boy, or even running at such a speed in the first place, is anybody’s guess. Not only this, but a year ago the man was brought up on his harsh tackle of a small child during a football kickabout, another little piece of pointless political pandering gone awry.
As well as children, Johnson is known for his knocking down of adults as well. He famously, during a charity football match, floored a retired midfielder in a force of display that would make some brawler’s blush. It’s hard to pinpoint where Boris’ penchant for putting people on their arses came from. While it’s not the usual reason the man is in the news, it is odd to see how many times he’s managed to slam his body into another human beings, sending them caterwauling with himself not far behind.
What do you make of this story? You a fan of Johnson or can you not stand him? Should we be making more or less of a fuss over this or what? Sound off in the comments about what you think about Johnson at what happened in Japan. As someone who considers himself on the far left of the political spectrum, I have to say I think it’s ironic how the media are having a laugh at this guy for what he’s done to a Japanese child while his political party are systematically making life terrible for the youth and single mothers over here.