One hapless cyclist is dealing with one bruised ago, at the very least, after TV cameras captured a rather eye-watering mishap during a recent news bulletin.
In Australia, Channel 10 anchor Chris Bath threw to reporter Anne-Maree Leonard who was on air delivering a live update following a factory fire in Belmont, Perth, when a couple of teens were seen riding behind her.
Seems pretty innocent, nothing to see here – then BAM!
With the burnt factory in the background of the shot, one of the kids is seen riding behind the journalist before their foot slips off the pedal in an apparent overdoing of the front brake, as he flies forward.
In a moment that brings a tear to many an eye who may have been in this person’s position before, he landed on the bar of his bike before grabbing his crotch in agony before hobbling off on his bicycle. Very slowly, may we add.
Everyone Down Under felt that down under.
This could be the world’s best on-air stitch up, or one of the most wince-inducing moments to have such an injury.
Brilliantly, the newsreader continued on totally unaware of the painful chaos going on behind her, but, thankfully because of the beauty of the internet, this moment has been given new life on social media as gasping punters reacted with zest to the spicy footage.
One shared their commiserations on Twitter, noting: ‘Every man within a 50km Radius felt it.’
Another mused: ‘This is why TV news is still important,’ while one suggested the person in question was now getting it from his mates.
As the footage made its way onto Reddit, another commented: ‘What are the chances of this happening to him right on TV, perfectly in shot.’
Even the Instagram account of 10 News First shared the moment and wrote: ‘A painful moment on the news last night 🙈 #perth#bikefail#ohno.’
Look, it’s not the first time news viewers have caught some hilarity in the background of live broadcasts – remember BBC Wales News, anyone? – and the increase of Zoom chats throughout the pandemic has taken people out of the safe confines of the studio and into territory where anything can happen.
Credit: Original article published here.