THERE was said to be absolute shock in the Spanish city of Pamplona today as several idiots who stood in the path of running bulls were ironically gored by the same running bulls that they were running away from in the first place.
At least 3,000 revellers were said to be idiots after they took part in the annual event yesterday morning, were six fighting bulls were released on to a street full of people.
Spanish Red Cross spokesman Carlos Perez said there were plenty of idiots to chose from in the 5th running of the bulls this year.
“When you release six large bulls with horns onto a street packed with thousands of people you are guaranteed to get injuries.” he claimed.
Runners, in traditional white clothing and red kerchiefs around their necks, apparently shat themselves when they realised the bulls running after them were not stopping.
One man, who just happened to be running away from a bull at the time, got his left buttock caught on a bull’s horn, inches from his brain, but was luckily dragged several hundred yards along the ground to safety.
The San Fermin running of the bulls festival became world famous with the publication of Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel ‘Idiots who run from bulls on a street in Spain somewhere’.
“Running from bulls was probably not one of the best ideas I’ve ever had.” said Timothy Savage, who was paralysed from the eyes down yesterday after being crushed by a bull that was running at the time.
The early morning bull run takes place daily until July 14.