TV reporter gets beer thrown in his face during a very volatile report on the England match
Things got very nasty.
Lloyd Burr, a journalist from New Zealand that works for Newshub, was involved in a very heated broadcast during the England vs Croatia match after a fan threw beer in his face before starting an argument.
The reporter was stationed at a pub in Croydon, London and things got very confrontational when an angry supporter proceeded to throw a beer in his face on live TV.
At the time of the incident, Burr was attempting to prevent the man from walking across the camera and ruining the shot.
To his credit, Burr handled the whole ordeal in an extremely professional manner as he wiped his face before continuing on with his broadcast.
After the incident occurred, Newshub have released the following statement: "Everyone here is relieved that they are okay and it's a tribute to them that they carried on working as if nothing had happened. However it's unacceptable that reporting staff attempting to carry out their professional duties should be exposed to such thuggish behaviour. Anyone who decides to engage in a criminal assault because they're upset about the result of a sporting fixture needs to take a long hard look at themselves and perhaps reconsider their life choices."
You can take a look at Burr's statement and the footage below.
First time to Croydon, south London and what an initiation! Apart from the beer in the face (by a drunken Aussie), it was an epic atmosphere to watch a great game. @simonmorrowNZ and I are all good. Thanks for your kind messages.
— Lloyd Burr (@LloydBurr) July 11, 2018
Here's the footage.
— Newshub Features (@NewshubFeatures) July 12, 2018