Boris Johnson has said goodbye to the British Parliament with a phrase in Spanish, the legendary “Hasta la vista, baby” written by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2. But it hasn’t been his only memorable moment since arriving on Downing Street. And many of them have been linked to sporting activities.
How can you forget the moment the former mayor of London ran over a 10-year-old boy playing rugby at an exhibition match in Japan?
The action eventually turned into a gif that was broadcast via network and phone, as an example of what Boris Johnson was capable of.
But it has been demonstrated not only in rugby. Soccer is one of those sports in which he has made an effort, although his methods with the round ball are not much different from those shown with the oval. This time it was in a charity match between England and Germany.
At the same time he could be seen participating in a rondo with Crystal Palace players. John’s son descends into the grass with a suit, tie, and boots, but it’s no hindrance to him.
If there is one thing that can be said about the man who pulled the United Kingdom out of the European Union, it is that he is multifaceted. And just as it applies to football or rugby, it also applies to tennis. He could be seen on the Queen’s Slope at an exhibition Against Cancer in 2013. Tennis legends such as Andy Murray, Tim Heinemann, Ivan Lendl and Thomas Berdych take part, who played the British, a doubles match against the Czechs. Johnson later appeared, dressed in pristine white and carrying a wooden racket to play a celebrity game, which also featured Virgin’s owner Richard Branson.
Johnson is not afraid of ridicule and has even been seen playing tennis wearing a suit, but there is no image quite like the recently resigned British president when he goes for a run.
Dressed in swimming trunks, a hat and a rugby polo shirt, Johnson feels ready enough to go for his morning run.
Sport hasn’t completely eradicated the eccentric image of the British politician, who has given photographers great moments as prime minister, but before that, when he was mayor of London.