We’ve probably all wanted to kick the crap out of a celebrity or two in our day, but how many of us have the guts—and extremely poor judgment—to actually do it? Let alone to the human tank that is Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Well it seems the answer is at least one very unfortunate dude!
Cuz some weirdo in Johannesburg, South Africa just full-on dropkicked Arnold Schwarzenegger in the back out of absolutely nowhere at an event on Saturday… and it didn’t go very well for him.
Watch the footage (pun intended) below.
— Marcus Smith (@MarcusSmithKTLA) May 18, 2019
Okay so what the actual hell is going on here?
Well, according to The Independent… um… well… it’s basically what you just saw in the video. Arnie was taking a Snapchat at the Arnold Classic Africa, part of the Arnold Sports Festival that he started in 1989, when some dude came out of nowhere and *checks notes* kicked him in the back.
Although Arnold Sport Festival Africa itself put out a press release that paints a picture of a wide-webbed conspiracy at play.
— Arnold Sport Festival Africa (@ArnoldClassicAF) May 18, 2019
Ah! A repeat offender known to police. A planned attack.
And yet “None of us could have foreseen that something like this could have taken place…” So… okay then?
Anyone else getting the feeling that Johannesburg is some small town on a sitcom with a bumbling police department instead of one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world?
Anyway, for his part, Arnie was basically unfazed, as you can see in this alternate angle that is also hilarious.
2nd angle of Arnold getting drop kicked. He took it like a champ pic.twitter.com/SHwP4uKmDC
— adam22 (@adam22) May 18, 2019
And he took it all in stride with his usual “Hasta la vista, baby” aplomb.
Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. 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.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 18, 2019
Yessss! Drag him Arnie!
Unfazed, unaffected, unbothered. A true champion.
Okay so now that we know Arnie’s fine, let’s get to the real tea. I don’t want it to be, but this video is hilarious.
The way it just comes completely out of nowhere… the element of surprise is really used effectively here. I was not expecting the big twist.
I was sitting there, watching the video in which NOTHING is happening, and then kablam!
Out of nowhere. As if by magic. Some dude FALLS FROM THE SKY and tries and fails to bury a boot in Arnie’s ass!
How did he do it‽ Where did he come from‽ Is he an especially aggro and incompetent acrobat‽
Whatever, FIVE STARS!!!
Anyway, on Twitter, people were pretty firmly Team Arnie as they should be, since rude kicking dude failed so epically. And also that movie Kindergarten Cop rules.
— nickede (@nickede) May 18, 2019
The other guy actually got hurt and Arnold didn’t even fall so 🤓 pic.twitter.com/yBrbEhNEv4
— CanucksBC (@CanucksComic) May 18, 2019
WHO TF WOULD DO THAT TO MY FAVORITE ACTOR 3838822828282828 KICKS FOR THE MAN WHO KICKED HIM.
— QueenKyia (@QueenKyia2) May 18, 2019
How embarrassing to dropkick Arnold Schwarzenegger and the only thing that got hurt was YOU. 😩 pic.twitter.com/ktc2GRX4ME
— Sassbox Grand Supreme (@MissSassbox) May 18, 2019
— Brent LaLonde (@BrentLaLonde) May 18, 2019
— Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) May 18, 2019
Arnold reacted to this dropkick like he got cold water splashed on his back pic.twitter.com/NmhigdgxA8
— Danny Saint (@CenterStageDS) May 18, 2019
Imagine using all that energy in a drop kick just to barely move Arnold. I would arrest myself if no one else did.
— Alfred Lopez (@TheSageLow) May 18, 2019
LOL, this guy tried to put everything he had into his kick and Arnold just stood there wondering what that feeling was
— $LENDERMAN🥀 (@SlendermanXXI) May 18, 2019
The guy who tried to drop kick Arnold look like a bird hitting the windshield of a Mack truck. Arnold only looks like he got pushed a little.
— Stephen Haller (@theburbsman) May 18, 2019
And many, against their better judgment, were unable to keep themselves from laughing.
I'm sorry for laughing at this
— Zackariyya Alli (@AcrozeOW) May 18, 2019
— Anthony (@ant_mclean57) May 18, 2019
The only way that this would be funny is if the guy yelled, "I'm back" while in air. https://t.co/l1q6HwbNSz
— Bertram Dewell III (@BertramDewell) May 18, 2019
I probably shouldn’t be laughing this hard
— Dare LaKsoh (@LaKsoh) May 18, 2019
Anyway, what did we learn today?
Arnold Schwarzenegger was The Terminator for a reason and you cannot take him down even if you turn your entire self into a flying projectile. Write that down.