Earlier this evening at the Judo Grand Slam in Paris, Iranian Judoka Saeid Mollaei threw a match in order to avoid fighting Israel’s Sagi Muki.
And if that wasn’t pathetic enough, he feigned an injury to avoid appearing on the winner’s podium with Sagi.
Besides the terrible acting, he also “forgot” what he injured. He clutches his knee here, but at the medal ceremony, the commentator said he was rushed off to hospital with a damaged hamstring.
What’s worse is he pulled a similar stunt back in October of last year – again to avoid Sagi Muki. Yet there was no punishment.
When will the International Judo Federation act against this lack of sportsmanship and dishonor to the code?