South Korean reporter Kwon Qwal Yel is kissed by two female fans during World Cup coverage

The South Korean reporter, who works for MBN, initially keeps his composure before bursting into laughter


Posted Thursday, July 05, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk

THIS is the moment a World Cup reporter was kissed by two female fans during a live broadcast.

Kwon Qwal Yel, who works for South Korean TV channel MBN, was approached by two different supporters while trying to present coverage from the tournament.

South Korean reporter Kwon Qwal Yel is kissed by two female fans during World Cup coverage
A South Korean TV reporter was kissed by two female fans during a live broadcast

Kwon is able to keep his composure after the first fan kissed him but cannot after the second fan gives him a peck on the cheek - bursting into laughter.

The incident is the latest of a fan kissing a reporter while they try and present football coverage.

Male fans have been blasted for kissing female reporters during the tournament.

Earlier this week, Spanish journalist Maria Gomez was left fuming as she was grabbed and kissed by a fan who ran away laughing.

South Korean reporter Kwon Qwal Yel is kissed by two female fans during World Cup coverage
Kwon Qwal Yel, who works for South Korean TV channel MBN, initially kept his composure before bursting into laughter

After the fan runs off, she is heard shouting: "Come on! Seriously?!"

Taking the issue to social media, she fumed: "I wanted to leave this issue behind a bit, but I have decided to publish the video so that those who say that we exaggerate and that these are only jokes explain to me where the joke is here, please?

"I cannot see the humour and it still does not seem normal to me. Regards."

In a separate incident, Maria was quick to denounce sexism when a Spanish fan referred to her as pretty after the shock defeat to hosts Russia.

Gomez asks a fan if he was speaking about the president of the Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales.

The fan responds by asking saying: "Well I... really... what's your name, pretty?"

Gomez then says: "Maria, but the pretty is not necessary! Maria, the journalist! Now, tell me!"

It is not the first time female reporters have endured antics from male supporters.

Swedish presenter Mahlin Wahlberg was kissed and grabbed live on air just days after Colombian correspondent Julieth Gonzalez Theran had her breast touched by a fan while she was broadcasting.

Brazilian presenter Julia Guimaraes dodged the kiss of a fan, branding him disrespectful.

She said: "Don't do this. Never do this again, OK?"

To which the man replies: "I'm sorry, sorry, OK, OK."

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