Wrestler, Pees In Buddhist Temple And Kicks Buddha

Wrestler, pees in Buddhist temple, kicks statue of Buddha and then is chased by an angry mobs and forced to apologise

Buddhist monks, file picture/suc
Buddhist monks, file picture/suc

A wrestler, Said Osmanov, 22, from Dagestan, was invited to a wrestling tournament in Elista, Kalmykia, whilst in the new city, the wrestler decided to visit the landmarks of Elista, which included visiting a Buddhist temple.

The wrestler strolled into the sacred temple and began to view the sights that the temple offered. Said realised, that he needed to use the toilet but could not locate the bathroom. In turn, he decided to relieve himself in a corner of the temple. He then wanted a photo opportunity so decided to take a picture of himself kicking buddha on the nose.

Said's Photo Opportunity, @Yudivv/Twitter
Said's Photo Opportunity, @Yudivv/Twitter

These combined acts enraged the Buddhist working at the temple so when night descended a large mob of angry monks and local Buddhists infiltrated Said Osmannov's hotel room and dragged him onto the street forcing the 22-year-old to apologise for his actions. Parts of the incident were recorded on periscope and uploaded to Youtube.

Police arrived and arrested Said, his actions caused the cancellation of the tournament. The head of the Dagestan Republic, Abdusamadov Gamidov, had to travel to Kalmykia to apologise for the actions of his fellow countryman, so diplomatic tensions wouldn't brew.

Buddha, file picture/Alexas_Fotos
Buddha, file picture/Alexas_Fotos

Said Osmonov is still under arrest but has not yet been charged, he may be charged for insulting religious beliefs which can put someone in jail for up to a year.



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