An Egyptian judo star refused to shake hands with his Israeli opponent after a controversial match at the Olympics, according to reports.
Islam El Shehaby left Or Sasson hanging — by backing away and shaking his head — when Sasson put out his hand Friday, CBS reported.
El Shehaby had lost in the final two minutes of the first round — and the handshake snub sparked loud booing, CBS reported.
His rebuff was a breach of judo etiquette, in which competitors typically bow or shake hands at the beginning and end of a match as a sign of respect.
The disrespectful gesture came after weeks of pressure on El Shehaby from Islamic extremists to pull out of the match with his Jewish opponent, according to reports.