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Shocking moment 71-year-old Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger drop-kicked at South Africa event

Video footage has shown Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger being drop-kicked at an event in South Africa.

The former California governor was chatting with fans during a skipping competition at his Arnold Classic Africa sporting event when a man drop-kicked him from behind.

The annual Arnold Classic Africa event takes place every May, bringing together 24,000 athletes for three days of competition in the affluent Johannesburg suburb of Sandton.

In another tweet , Schwarzenegger urged his followers to focus on the athletes and ignore his assailant, "put this spotlight" on the athletes "inspiring all of us to get off the couch."

As the attacker was being dragged away by the security guard, he apparently shouted, "Help me! I need a Lamborghini."

In a statement, event organizer Wayne Price said, he "believes this incident was carefully planned by the offender, as he is known to the police for orchestrating similar events in the past." Despite this history, Price says, "None of us could have foreseen that something like this could have taken place."

Schwarzenegger thanked fans on Twitter for their concern, but insisted there was "nothing to worry about".

My view: You need round the clock security, during event like this. The fact of the matter is that some people just aren't all that nice.

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