Bad at­tack of Thai

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A THAI bad­minton player has been banned for two years af­ter a furious mid-match at­tack on an op­po­nent.

Bodin Is­sara was hit with the lengthy sus­pen­sion by the Bad­minton World Fed­er­a­tion af­ter as­sault­ing Ma­neep­ong Jongjit.

A video clip of the clash – show­ing Is­sara chas­ing his for­mer dou­bles part­ner be­fore punch­ing and kick­ing him in the head – be­came a world­wide in­ter­net hit.

Jongjit was also sus­pended for three months for his part in the in­ci­dent, dur­ing the Canada Open in July.

The pair, who played to­gether at the Lon­don 2012 Olympics, ended their part­ner­ship ear­lier this year.

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