Aliev reacted by protesting. He sat on the Olympic ring apron just outside the ropes and above the steps leading to the arena floor for close to an hour. Referee Andy Mustacchio, who disqualified Aliev, determined that he intentionally used his head on his opponent, Frazer Clarke of Britain, who had gashes near both of his eyes.
After the disqualification was determined, Aliev sat by the ring steps and didn’t move. Some French officials eventually went up to him to talk to him and brought him water. Boxing officials eventually came out to speak to Aliev and his team, and he got up and left the apron area.
Ongeveer 15 minute later, Aliev made his way back to the arena and continued his protest for another 15 minute. He eventually left and never returned after he ripped Mustacchio and the oversight of the temporary Boxing Task Force running the Tokyo tournament.