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Female Canadian Soccer Reporter Burns Unfunny Toronto Fans

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterMay 12, 2015

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Broadcast journalists have had to cope with idiots trying to ruin their reports by shouting a particular obscene viral phrase for quite some time now.

You know the one—the "FHRITP" line.

So fair play to City News reporter Shauna Hunt for showing up a group of Toronto FC fans by asking them why they were shouting the phrase during her live broadcast.

Their reasoning was as childish as their original statement, and Hunt managed to show them up for the fools they are.

The "jokers" were no doubt hoping to go viral. It looks like they might get their wish but not for the reason they hoped.


Update

Toronto FC have said they will act after seeing the footage. 

A club spokesperson told the Toronto Sun:

We're appalled that this trend of disrespectful behaviour would make its way to our city, let alone anywhere near our stadium.

We are working to identify the individuals, and when we do they will be banned from all of our facilities.

Moving forward, we will also work with our local television outlets to provide extra security support to female reporters doing live hits at any of our games. Our organization is committed to an environment where everyone can feel safe and included and discrimination or intolerance of any kind will be met with a swift and serious response.

We’re thankful to the vast majority of our fans who have stood up against such sexist behaviour and are working with us to help prevent it in the future.


Update: May 13

It looks like one of the supporters who challenged Shauna Hunt is going to pay the price with his job. 

Jenny Yuen @SunReporterYuen

.@HydroOne just confirmed to @TheTorontoSun employee Shawn Simoes, man alleged to be wearing the Arsenal jersey at #TFC game, to be fired.

The fan, identified as Shawn Simoes (in the yellow Arsenal shirt in the video above), works for Hydro One. A company spokesperson told the Toronto Sun

Hydro One is taking steps to terminate one of its employees for violating its code of conduct. Respect for all people is ingrained in our values. We’re committed to a work environment where harassment of any kind is met with zero tolerance and a swift response.

[YouTube: 24hTV, h/t For the Win]

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