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Video: 3000M Steeplechase Winner Rubs Opponents' Noses In It At European Championships [Updated]

Video: 3000M Steeplechase Winner Rubs Opponents' Noses In It At European Championships [Updated]
By PJ Browne Updated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh__6FwvCNw

Update: 21:20

He has since been disqualified.

20:15

French athlete Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad removed his singlet before clearing the final jump in the 3000m steeplechase at the European Athletics Championships. Mekhissi-Benabbad was clearly too good for his opponents and chose to rub their noses in it as he ran to victory. He was shown a yellow card by an official shortly after crossing the line.

Back in the RTÉ studio, Jerry Kiernan called him a "clown" and an "imbecile" but also a great athlete.

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