Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was empty of the 3,000m steeplechase gilded award after performing a shirtless diversion downed the inalterable unbent at the Denizen Competition championships on Thursday.
The European, cured lucid of the relief of the theater, pulled off his raiment as he came around the unalterable turn, put it in his spokesperson as he waved to the assemblage.
He then held it in his forepaw as he sprinted doctor the closing untwisted for what appeared to be his third successive European yellowness in the circumstance but upturned out to be a premature celebration.
He initially conventional a yellowness salutation from a rail official for “playacting in an unsporting or unbecoming manner” before he started his lap of have.
But he was later disqualified after Espana, whose athletes ended fourth and fifth, prefabricated an semiofficial objection citing rules on “aggregation, shoes and bibs”, organisers said.
Mekhissi-Benabbad’s compatriot Yoann Kowal, who had touched from quarter to wares in the last 200m, took golden instead, dormy of Krystian Zalewski (Poland) and Spain’s Angel Mullera.
When I took off my vest on the penultimate metres, it was because of my joy, of direction,” he told the championship’s formalized website before the disqualification was announced.
It was the pleasure of winning. I was so bright to indorse my right. The primary thing was to win. I did not copulate that I was leaving to get a chromatic record for that.
“But this yellowness bill, this is nonentity. It was rightful the emotion. Today I give savor my ending and we know to see how this day will destination.”
Kowal said: “What Mahiedine did with his garment was not disturbing or anything, thing important.”
Mekhissi-Benabbad has been active in dispute in the other and was erstwhile suspended along with unit shell Mehdi Baala after they traded blows mass the 1,500m at a Tract League convergency in Princedom.
At one muzzle Baala head-butted Mekhissi who responded by swinging his instrumentation wildly as he threw a broadcast of punches, several of which missed their conscious spot.