Jason Joseph accused of ‘most unsportsmanlike action in history’ during European Athletics Indoor Championships

Athletics star Jason Joseph has issued an apology on social media after he failed to check on the wellbeing of rival hurdler Enrique Llopis.

The Swiss athlete won the final of the 60-meter hurdles of the European Athletics Indoor Championships as Llopis suffered a nasty fall at the final hurdle, The Sun reports.

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The Spaniard fell on the final hurdle before crashing to the ground and whacking his head on the floor.

However, along with the other competitors, Joseph failed to show much concern as he enjoyed his victory.

He was heavily criticised for celebrating in front of Llopis, with Spanish media claiming it to be “the most unsportsmanlike action in history”.

Star’s ‘most unsportsmanlike act in history’

The 24-year-old has now taken to social media to apologise to Llopis.

He wrote on an Instagram story: “First things first. I’m sorry I didn’t check that you were okay.

“I was lost at the time.

“Totally blocked from what was around me.

“I hope you’re okay, I see you in outdoor competitions.”

Llopis was carried off the track on a stretcher with a neck brace on.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for checks on his health.

The Spanish federation later confirmed that the 22-year-old was conscious.

It was earlier confirmed that Llopis had been discharged from hospital and that he would be flying back to Spain with his father and his coach tomorrow.

– This article originally appeared on thesun.co.uk and was republished with permission.

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