Video: French Steeplechase Runner Attacks Mascot Following Race

What? A French athlete acting poorly?  How often does that happen? Oh yeah . . .

Details from ABC News:

A French Olympic runner has developed a reputation for the way he marks the end of his races.  Instead of throwing up his hands in a victory sign or congratulating his fellow competitors on a race well run, Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad has taken to attacking mascots.

After winning the 3, 000-meter steeplechase race at the European Athletic Championships in Helsinki Friday, the Algerian-born runner, 27, went straight from the finish line to a  teenage girl, 14, dressed as the championship’s mascot, “Appy,” knocked a gift bag out of her hands and shoved her.


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