By John Smith • 10 July 2016 • 8:07
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MATADOR Victor Barrio aged 29 was gored by a bull called Manos during a televised fight in Tereul on Saturday July 10 when the bull’s horn pierced his chest.
Crowds and viewers were horrified by the public death of this young man, but this is a risk that all of the fighters steeped in the machismo tradition know they must face if they are to obtain popularity and financial success.
Bull fighting has become main stream news across Spain and the rest of the world due to pressure groups and campaigners who consider the ‘sport’ to be barbaric and a number of areas have seen the banning of such events whilst TV coverage has been curtailed drastically.
Interim Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted his condolences to the family although there were also a number of tweets criticising bull fighting and hoping that this death and 134 that occurred during the 20th century would encourage the complete banning of bull fighting.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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