A French bullfighter got a horn up the backside while performing in his hometown.
Andy Younes, 20, was in the ring in Arles, equidistant from Marseille and Montpellier in the south of France, when the animal got after him.
Dramatic photographs captured the moment the young matador was caught by the bull, sending him tumbling to the ground.
French bullfighter Andy Younes is charged by a Spanish Jandilla first bull during the Feria du Riz, on April 1, 2018 in Arles, southern France
Younes, 20, is sent skywards by the bull, who got after him inside the ring in Arles, which is equidistant from Marseille and Montpellier
The young matador grimaces as he hits the ground in the bullring in front of a packed house
Younes (pictured), who entered the bullring for the first time when he was just five years old, was performing at the Feria de Paques Easter festivities in Arles, southern France, on Sunday
Younes, who entered the bullring for the first time when he was just five years old, was performing at the Feria de Paques Easter festivities in Arles, southern France, on Sunday.
The Easter Feria marks the start of the French bullfighting season, but it didn’t get off to the best of starts for the hometown favourite.
Despite flopping, after being smashed to the ground by the caged bull, Younes was still carried on the shoulders of participants and was given a hero’s ovation at the end of the event.
It’s not the first time the Frenchman has felt the wrath of the animals, having been gored seriously in July.
Juan Miguel managed to get up by himself, limping to the side of the bullring and complaining of pain in his stomach before collapsing
Spaniard Juan Miguel and Younes were warming up for the more experienced matadors in the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid in front of spectators last summer when the show turned sour.
Horrifying footage showed Juan Miguel, from Madrid, being charged by the bull, which gored him in the scrotum and the neck.
The puncture wound to his neck was so deep it cut through his thyroid gland.
Shortly after, Younes was seriously injured after being attacked by the same bull which gored him in both thighs and an ankle.
He then suffered ‘a traumatic brain injury’ on the right side of his head as he fell to the ground.
Both bullfighters managed to walk out of the ring after being tossed around several times but then collapsed.