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04/13/2018 03:50 pm ET Updated Apr 13, 2018

Boxer Wearing 'America 1st' Shorts Gets Pounded By Mexican Opponent

The message on those boxing shorts is truly below the belt.
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Cue the Alanis Morrissette: A boxer whose shorts had an anti-immigrant statement on them lost to his Mexican opponent.

When Rod Salka stepped into the ring Thursday against Francisco Vargas at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, he was wearing shorts that had “America 1st” written on them and featured a brick wall pattern, according to Deadspin.

It may have been a hit with supporters of President Donald Trump, but it wasn’t very prophetic.

An uppercut by Vargas, aka “El Bandido,” in the fifth round sent Salka sprawling and a blow in the sixth opened a cut around his left eye.

Salka’s trainers threw in the towel after that, according to Newsweek.

Meanwhile, Twitter users did not let the ironic border boxing bout go unnoticed:

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