Francisco Rivera Ordonez was simply carrying on a family tradition. He’s a fifth generation bullfighter, meaning fighting bulls is the family business. Generation after generation after generation, his family has been in the fighting ring year after year after year, and now he’s getting his daughters into the family business. Ordonez put a picture up on Instagram of himself fighting a bull while holding his 5-month-old daughter Carmen. Now, Ordonez is in hot water with authorities in Andalusia, Spain, where the bullfighting ring is located.
“There is no safer place for her to be than in my arms. This is Carmen’s debut, the fifth bullfighting generation in my family,” said the professional bullfighter. “My grandfather did the same with my father, my father with me and me with my daughter Cayetana and now Carmen.”
Ordonez’s father was a famous bullfighter himself; he was gored to death by a bull in 1984 at age 36. As for Ordonez himself, he was gored by a bull himself last year. Still, apparently the child is fine. For now, anyway. The authorities are investigating, and that’s always ominous.
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