Days after a Russian World Cup fan apologized for kissing and sexually assaulting a reporter on camera in Moscow, a fan attempted to harass another journalist in Ekaterinburg.
Brazilian reporter Julia Guimarães avoided the creep and warned him “never [to] do this to a woman,” prompting an outpouring of support and admiration on social media. The incident took place live on air, on Brazilian channel Sport TV
Lamentável: torcedor tenta beijar repórter Julia Guimarães antes do jogo entre Japão e Senegal em Ecaterimburgo. Hoje o @showdavida exibe reportagem sobre assédio contra mulheres na Rússia pic.twitter.com/UpuF1KtNf9
— globoesportecom (@globoesportecom) June 24, 2018
“It’s hard to find the words,” Guimarães tweeted in response to the video. “Luckily, I have never experienced this in Brazil. Over here it has happened twice. Sad! Shameful!”
É difícil encontrar palavras… Por sorte, nunca vivi isso no Brasil! Aqui já aconteceu por 2 vezes. Triste! Vergonhoso! https://t.co/8sdukYw8FG
— Julia Guimarães (@juliacgc) June 24, 2018
This isn’t exactly the good natured fun of Morganna the Kissing Bandit we’re talking about here, these are Grade A sleazebags. Lock em up.