Twitter’s @Elsyak termed it a “smackdown”. Much has been said and written about the fight between former MP Mustafa Allouch and Baath Party official Fayez Shokr (Here for factual report, here for translation and here for a top 5 reax roundup). Had Alloush been let loose, @Elsyak’s description would have been an understatement, for i was told he is a Kickboxing black-belt recipient and had been a top-seed champion in his days.
But with the focus being the actual fight, the reaction of Walid Abboud, the show’s host, has been largely overlooked. I promise you, replay the footage and concentrate on Abboud’s face. The man looked like a 7-year-old boy watching the original Friday the 13th movie for the first time ever, and soiling his pants at the same time. Priceless!!