It seems as if everyone is visiting Russia and catching a glimpse of their favorite national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Soccer aficionados and journalists alike are sure not to miss a second of the popular sports event that happens every four years.
Even though the World Cup is a family-friendly event, there's always some sports fans who don't know how to behave. These are the aggressive folks who can't accept that their team lost, the people who don't respect the laws in foreign countries, and the ones who think they can get away with being disrespectful on live television.
This was the case for Brazilian reporter Julia Guimarães who was live on air in Yekaterinburg, Russia when she was harassed by an unidentified man who attempted to kiss her. In a short clip that is making the rounds on social media, Guimarães is seen dodging the man and immediately put him in his place. "This is not polite, this is not right. Never do this again," she said.
Watch the entire incident below:
Neste domingo, o #Fantástico falou sobre os casos de assédio que tem acontecido na Copa do Mundo. Abaixo, a gente mostra um deles, que ocorreu com a repórter Júlia Guimarães. A bronca dada por ela ao engraçadinho, fica como recado: "Não faça isso!" https://t.co/XYlBMSCVEm pic.twitter.com/tERPgTzkZy— Fantástico (@showdavida) June 25, 2018
"It's hard to find words... Luckily, I never experienced this in Brazil! Here, it's happened twice already. Sad! Shameful!" the reporter posted on Twitter.
This is the second harassment incident captured on live TV during the World Cup. Earlier this month, Colombian sports reporter Julieth Therán was groped and kissed during a live broadcast in Russia.
"RESPECT! We do not deserve this treatment," she expressed on Instagram. "We are equally valuable and professional. I share the joy of soccer, but we must identify the limits of affection and harassment."
¡RESPETO! No merecemos este trato. Somos igualmente valiosas y profesionales. Comparto la alegría del fútbol, pero debemos identificar los límites del afecto y el acoso.
Whether it's verbal, sexual, online, or other, no type of harassment is OK. Just like Julia and Julieth, don't be afraid to speak up!
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