Bull Fighting is a gory sport that has become a part of Spanish culture. Started in the 8th century as a celebration of crowning of King Alfonso VIII, it has carried on since. Earlier it was restricted to the eyes of higher officials and aristocrats, but after the sport was banned by King Felipe V, it was taken up by commoners. In this sports, a bull is let into the ring where it is made to charge towards magenta cape which is waved in front of the bull by a Matador. To weaken the bull, it is hit with many spears. The Matador dodges the charging bull until he proves his superiority over the bull and then in final stages, the Matador kills the bull by stabbing it with a sword called espada. This sport is said to be viewed by millions of Spaniards throughout the year and any proposal to ban the cruel sport has met with strong resistance from the Spanish people, insisting that it is a part of their culture.