FIFA World CupDownload App

ESPN Reporter Stays Calm as Cicadas Crash World Cup Report from Manaus

Twitter
Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalDecember 27, 2016

ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap was delivering a preview from the Amazonia Arena in Manaus when a couple of very large cicadas appeared on his shirt.

To his enormous credit, Schaap stayed calm and didn't flinch—producing a highly professional broadcast without so much as mentioning the critters.

Then, after the story went viral, Schaap admitted the bugs hadn't flown onto him—they had been placed there on purpose!

The U.S. play Portugal in Manaus on Sunday night.

[Twitter]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices