Young Matador Experiences Perfectly Natural Reaction to Raging Bull


Ever have one of those days where you’re just like, naw, not gonna do it? Ever have one of those days when you’re expected to face an angry animal that wants to kill you? Well, we haven’t, exactly, but we can only imagine this is pretty much what we’d do. Because sometimes knowing your limits is important, even if you are arrested for it (which our reticent Mexican matador, Christian Hernandez, 22, was, for breach of contract). “There are some things you must be aware of about yourself,” he said afterward, once he’d taken off his pink and gold getup and had a nice shot of tequila, we presume.

We suspect, perhaps, our young friend — who had been gored previously, in the leg — had caught a whiff of a certain New York Post cover (not for the faint of heart). “I didn’t have the ability, I didn’t have the balls, this is not my thing,” he said. We hear ya.