BORIS JOHNSON, Mayor of London tackled and knocked over a 10-year-old child while playing touch rugby in Japan on October 15.
He was in the country on a trade visit and was invited to join children on a pitch in Tokyo for a short period of the game which does not allow any form of tackling or contact other than a touch.
The young boy, Toki Sekiguchi who is tiny when compared to the ‘heavy boned’ BoJo – as he is affectionately known – was knocked to the ground and after getting his breath back said he “felt a little pain.”
The Mayor, who admits he is a keen rugby union fan, shook the boy’s hand and said sorry. Later, the pair posed for photographs and Mr Johnson gave the boy a rugby ball by way of apology.
This is not the first time that he has had problem with a child, as last year on the same date in 2014 he joined in a football match between youngsters near to city hall. Once again, he managed to ‘take out’ a child, with a tackle, but happily the child suffered no injury.