Kiwi jailed for decking Canadian over tattoo taunt

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He may be covered in tattoos, but a New Zealand wrestler proved he was pretty thin-skinned when he allegedly decked a smart-mouthed Canadian over a jibe about his body art.

Timothy John Ward, 47, was booked for assault in the March 11 fist-fight with a 44-year-old Canadian in front of the Royal Garden Plaza after midnight March 11. The Canadian, who suffered a severe cut to the arm, was treated and released from Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

New Zealand wrestler Timothy John Ward was charged with assault over a fight with a Canadian who dissed him over his tattoos. New Zealand wrestler Timothy John Ward was charged with assault over a fight with a Canadian who dissed him over his tattoos.

Police said Ward admitted to being in a fight, but said the scuffle was between two grown men and wasn’t a matter for the police.

The fight began, Ward reportedly told officers, when he was walking near the shopping mall when the Canadian began taunting him over his large number of tattoos.

A former wrestler, Ward hit the man to shut him up, police said.