A Kuwaiti man physically assaulted a 10-year-old Egyptian child for defeating his son in a kickboxing competition, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reported Monday.
The Egyptian father submitted video footage and a medical report on the bruises his son has attained during the assault to police at the Kuwaiti city of Salmiya.
The Egyptian father told police that the Kuwaiti child’s father assaulted his son for winning the contest.
“My son won a Karate fight with a Kuwaiti child. And as soon as the game was over, my son embraced his opponent in a sporty manner,” the father told the newspaper.
“But we were surprised to see the father of the defeated child enter the ring and push my son strongly onto the ground in front of everyone,” he added.
The footage showed the last two minutes of the game, during which the Egyptian child was announced the winner before embracing his opponent. While celebrating his victory, he has been attacked by the Kuwaiti man.
The Kuwaiti father is being summoned for questioning by authorities, as part of the legal procedures against him.