From professional body builder to actor to the former Governor of California, it’s safe to say Arnold Schwarzenegger has been around the block a time or two in his day. The 71-year-old is seldom surprised at crazy things that happen and this is another example of why he truly is The Terminator.
At his Arnold Classic Africa event in Johannesburg, South Africa, Schwarzenegger was on the social media app Snapchat filming some athletes participating in a gymnastics event when a lunatic fan somehow got past security and gave a drop-kick to the back of the former bodybuilder in May 2019.
This not what anyone expected to happen at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Drop Kicked
At first glance, it didn’t look pleasant for Schwarzenegger at all. Then again, when a mischievous fan drop-kicks you out of nowhere, you should have that kind of reaction. However, upon further review and a different angle, the Snapchat video shows The Terminator star barely even budged despite being blindsided at the sporting event.
Nice try, bro. But this is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In a statement from the official Arnold Sports Festival Africa social media account, security handed the unknown attacker over to the police.
“Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about,” Schwarzenegger tweeted. “I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”
Luckily for the wacko guy who thought kicking Schwarzenegger was a fine idea, the Hollywood star and former California Governor will not be pressing charges against the crazed fan.
“Update: A lot of you have asked, but I’m not pressing charges. I hope this was a wake-up call, and he gets his life on the right track. But I’m moving on and I’d rather focus on the thousands of great athletes I met at @ArnoldSports Africa.”
The moral of the story is this: Don’t you dare mess with The Terminator. And if you do make it past the security guard, don’t bring such a weak kick that barely makes him move.
This post was originally published May 20, 2019, but we still can’t figure out what this lunatic was thinking.