French boxer Mourad Aliev staged a 30 minute protest after he was disqualified towards Workforce GB’s Frazer Clarke.
The British tremendous heavyweight misplaced the primary spherical, however then progressed to the semi-final after Aliev was disqualified for a head butt.
The French boxer kicked his gum-shield into the empty stands on the Kokugikan Enviornment and remonstrated with Clarke earlier than participating in a sit-down protest on the ring-steps for round 30 minutes.
Clarke, who sustained a minimize round his left eye, stated: “I felt there was a few heads getting into however whether or not it’s intentional or not I don’t know.
“I’m not going to face right here and say he did it on function as a result of I’m certain he wouldn’t have wished his Olympics to finish in the way in which they’ve.
“I instructed him to relax as a result of I’ve been in these conditions earlier than. The very last thing I would like him to do is injury his popularity or be impolite to the judges and officers, as a result of they’re solely doing their job.”
Aliev insisted he was not warned about using his head by the referee with Clarke now assured at the very least a bronze medal.
“I sat right down to protest towards the unfairness for me,” Aliev instructed the BBC.
“I ready for these Video games for 4 years. I actually wished to struggle towards the injustice, in order that was my approach to present that I don’t agree with that call.”