Portuguese judo star Anri Egutidze was bizarrely disqualified after his cell phone, hidden in his kimono, fell out onto the mat during a match at the 2019 Grand Slam World Judo Tour in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The unusual incident took place at the weekend during the men’s 81kg bout between Egutidze and his Swedish opponent Robin Pacek.

Pacek was attempting to get grip his Portuguese counterpart when the latter’s mobile phone dropped out of his kimono, prompting the referee to halt the fight.

Watch below:

The 23-year-old judoka  was handed a technical loss for bringing an unauthorized object onto the mat. 

What was he doing, trying to live stream the match to his Twitter?  

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