Wednesday 28 June 2017

WATCH: Boris Johnson bowls over boy (10) during Japan street rugby

Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Boris Johnson knocked over a child during a game of street rugby in Japan.

The mayor of London took out the 10-year-old schoolboy as he raced down the mini turf pitch in Tokyo.

Toki Sekiguchi hit the ground and suffered some pain but was soon up and running again.

He said: "I felt a little bit of pain but it's OK." The schoolboy said it had been "enjoyable" meeting the mayor.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Mr Johnson, a keen rugby fan, was hurtling down the pitch at speed with the rugby ball when he ploughed into the little boy.

After they had picked themselves up, the mayor went over to Toki and asked if he was OK before shaking his hand.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

"I'm so sorry," he added.

The pair later posed for photographs and Mr Johnson handed over a 2015 rugby ball to the youngster.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins a Street Rugby tournament in a Tokyo street with school children and adults from Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Community Associations. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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