So here is the response from Eddie Hall’s side to Thor Bjornsson, apologizes for the comments about Icelandic Officials.
A few days back, we came to know the argument between Eddie Hall and Bjornsson.
But now, ‘the beast’ has taken the things very seriously, tearing into the Icelandic Strongman.
Bjornsson is looking to hit a new level of world record (501kg) deadlift, which is currently held by Hall.
At first, he is looking to break the record at the World’s Ultimate Strongman contest.
But due to coronavirus, he is looking to attempt the record in his gym by taking proper precautions to verify that he is doing lifting properly, which is of 501kg.
Eddie Hall is not feeling good.
Eddie ripped Thor, saying that he wouldn’t credit the Icelandic Champion with the fitness record if it were not hit in a modest setting.
While on the other hand, Bjornsson accuses Eddie of the cheating at the 2017 WSM.
However, now Eddie has taken his few statements about Iceland.
Even in his long Instagram post, he just apologized for his harsh words, saying that he was speaking at that moment by his heart, and he was not meant it.
After that, he folded down on his criticisms of Bjornsson by questioning Bjornsson’s character and his aggressive nature.
Hall holds various things in this statement, from Thor’s unpredictable feelings about the referee he will use to judge the weight lift of 501kg, to the rumors which Thor started about the big man cheating.
PRESS RELEASE ‼️
Firstly & most importantly, I would like to apologise for my comment in a live Youtube Q&A where I said I didn’t trust the Icelandics; LINK IN BIO↖️ a very poor choice of words when put on the spot. In reality this couldn’t be further from the truth, I was specifically referring to Thor & his entourage that accompany him to every competition. You’ll not see this from the public’s perspective or on TV, but their attitude & behaviour is generally intimidation & bullying if even the smallest thing doesn’t go Thor’s way. Talk about unsportsmanlike like and unprofessional behaviour, you’ve got it right here.
At WSM 2017 Thor would not accept a certain referees decision on a certain event (Swipe left). He called into disrepute the judging skills of a referee which was then looked at by 3 referees & the decision was given to the legend that is Magnus Ver Magnusson who stood his ground and has since been appointed head referee at WSM, but now Thor will take his word as golden to be the judge at his 501kg deadlift attempt, talk about hypocrisy? He’ll drag his name through mud or place it upon a pedestal to suit his objective.
Because of the malicious rumours Thor & his team started I’ve endured years of people questioning what is the crowning achievement of my career. Well guess what pal, you break my record in your home gym with a bunch of your pals, you’re going to get the same treatment.
Absolutely no legitimate sport would acknowledge World Records broken out of competition & you are undermining the very sport you are claiming to champion.
I genuinely look forward to having my record broken & seeing what is possible. I think you are probably the man to do it, there’s no denying that & I’ll still shake your hand afterwards and say well done... if you do it under the appropriate conditions. For the record I feel the same way about the other “records” that are being attempted, it just doesn’t feel right & there are 1000s of strength fans & athletes that feel the same way.
Break a record in a comp where other people can contest it & no one will have a negative word to say, including myself.
It seems that this cold war will go long, and they both will continue to do.
It seems that Hall is handling all his statements very clearly, and no sooner will we see a healthy competition between these two.
Let’s see what happens in the future.
Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.