A Russian TV journalist is going viral on social media for facing umpteen difficulties and braving them all to complete his Live TV broadcast. The Russian football presenter Evgeniy Evnevich was in the middle of a live TV report from Moscow's arena when the ground staff started the sprinklers, thus leaving the journalist drenched. Not just once, but twice.
In a video that has surfaced on social media, he can be heard saying, "I'm going to be wet now, because they've started to water the field, and so I am going to speak as fast as I can". "I'm getting wetter and wetter, but I will continue my... Nice! Well, I will continue my report. It will be difficult for CSKA to give a strong performance during this match... And I'm getting wetter and wetter, but I will continue talking", he added.
While a few made fun of the journalist for being fully drenched, there were others who lauded his sheer commitment and dedication.
This reporter deserves a pay rise 😅— GiveMeSport Football (@GMS__Football) August 27, 2019
Top professionalism from Match TV’s Evgeniy Evnevich 👏pic.twitter.com/Jfw6Q646zY
He also received a shout out from his fellow journalists. Take a look-
I'd probably put the phone away but 10/10 for dedication 👏— Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) August 27, 2019
Ever since the video has been posted, it is going viral on the internet, and seems like Evnevich is taking pride in it, as he has taken a screenshot of the time when the sprinklers are leaving him drenched and posted it as his cover picture on Twitter. From the buzz that it is creating on social media seems like he is basking all the glory after being called as the 'greatest sports journalist' by netizens.
However, this is not the first time that an incident as such has happened. In July, Pakistani journalist Azadar Hussain had gone viral online for reporting news from neck-deep water.