Foxnews reported that just before Christmas Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili lost his cool, throwing punches — and a telephone — at his prime minister.
A Georgian tabloid quoted an anonymous source saying Saakashvili physically attacked newly appointed Prime Minister Grigol Mgaloblishvili. The story did not explain what provoked the president.
In our office a mobile phone expert pointed out that Sakashvili's phone was actually an exclusive Nokia model made of titanium, rather heavier than a normal phone, and more like a brick. It apparently hit him on the head. So the fact that Mgaloblishvili resigned not so long after is not surprising.
Now we see here at the BBC that Minister Lutsenko from Ukraine is training his son in this sport:
German reports said the minister and his son had reacted angrily to being prevented from boarding a flight and thrown their mobile phones at officers.
Do you throw your phone at people? Or is it a privilege of government ministers only?
And how do you get it back?