World Cup reporter groped and kissed on air

A fan grabs a TV reporter during  a live broadcast
A fan grabs a TV reporter during a live broadcast
By Mark Armstrong
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The Deutsche Welle reporter took to social media to hit out harassment of female journalists


A Colombian news correspondent working for Deutsche Welle's Spanish service has hit out on social media after she was kissed and groped while reporting on the World Cup in Moscow.

A fan ran up to Julieth Gonzalez Theran while she was live on camera, kissing her on the cheek and appearing to grab her breast.

As a professional broadcaster, she went on to finish her report without missing a beat but has since addressed the incident on her Instagram account.

Her statement read: "We don't deserve this treatment..we are equally valuable and professional. I share the joy of football, but we must identify the limits of affection and harassment."

After criticism of his actions mounted, the man apologised to Gonzalez Theran, saying he had made a bet with a friend that he could kiss a reporter that he now regrets.

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