A sports reporter for CBS Miami found herself fending off a rowdy fan at Monday's Stanley Cup Finals game in Las Vegas.
Video of the incident shows Samantha Rivera on live TV while covering Game 2 of series between The Las Vegas Golden Knights and the Florida Panthers. As she’s speaking into the camera, a yelling fan tries to get in the shot, but she doesn’t skip a beat, stiff-arming the person with one hand while keeping her other hand steady with the microphone, and still focusing on the camera.
“Nope!” she says to the unidentified fan, who appeared to be wearing a Vegas Golden Knights jersey. “That’s the kind of fan you don’t want to be, right,” she added.
Rivera also addressed the incident on social media, writing on Twitter, “Listen, I don’t give a damn what team you’re rooting for - get the hell out of my face when I’m working and respect that I’m here to do my job.”
She also addressed the interaction on Instagram: “Panthers lost another rough one tonight.” She added, “Excited to get back home to some classy #Panthers fans for game.”
The Knights won 7-2 in the recent game, giving the, a 2-0 lead over the Panthers.m Game 3 is scheduled for Thursday night in Florida.