Cuban May Face Ban for Kicking Ref

Taekwondo association apologizes for kick
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2008 5:19 PM CDT

(Newser) – Cuban martial artist Angel Matos may be banned from taekwondo for life after deliberately kicking a referee in the face, the AP reports. Matos was winning his bronze-medal match in Beijing when he was disqualified for taking too long a break after a hit. He angrily questioned the call, pushed a judge, and kicked a Swedish referee. The World Taekwondo Federation may also ban his coach, who was unapologetic about the incident.