National Hot Dog Eating Champion Joey Chestnut won the 2022 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on the 4th of July today but not before he took down a protester.
The annual hot dog swallowing event is held on Coney Island every year on Independence Day.
Joey is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by Major League Eating.
Chestnut won his first Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2007 defeating Taer “Tsunami” Kobayashi.
On Monday, during the middle of the competition, an animal rights protester ran up on stage next to Joey Chestnut carrying a sign reading, “Expose Smithfield Deathstar.”
When the protester jumped on stage next to him Chestnut wrapped his arm around the protester’s neck and took him down to the ground.
This took place while Joey was chewing on hot dog.
He went on to win the competition.
Here’s the video.
Joey Chestnut obliterated the far left protester with a mouth stuffed full with hot dogs and buns.
Chestnut just obliterated him🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/dry7Oy8KZK
— jonah block (@JonahBlock05) July 4, 2022