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This Olympic fencer shows why you never bring a phone to a sword fight

Sorry, can’t talk now. There’s a guy trying to stab me.

French fencer Enzo Lefort had his phone fall out during a match against Germany’s Peter Joppich.
Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Don’t you just hate it when you are in a business meeting and your phone falls out of your pocket?

Well, it’s even worse if your business is sword fighting and that meeting is an Olympic match. That’s what happened in Rio to French fencer Enzo Lefort, whose cell phone dropped out during a bout against Peter Joppich of Germany. Lefort went on to lose the match, 15-13.

We’re still wondering what the French fencer was doing with his phone in the first place. Hopefully he wasn’t trying to make a GIF, because we all know that is against IOC rules.

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