Sky Sports News presenter Michael Bridge fell victim to the ‘curse’ of live broadcasting on transfer deadline day.
Stationed outside Crystal Palace’s training ground in Beckenham, the reporter was giving the latest on the club’s pursuit of Jordan Ayew.
Apparently the Swansea striker is close to joining The Eagles on season-long loan, despite there being reports of a permanent deal a week before.
While Bridge was listing the 26-year-old’s attributes, a black car raced past, through a puddle and splashed the Sky Sports News employee.
Bridge whirled round in shocked before yelling: "Oh my God, i’ve just been splashed!
"That’s live TV for you!"
The presenter professionally managed to finish his job before quickly moving on to the pavement as a larger vehicle proceeded through the entrance.
In a brilliant twist to the tale, it turns out the driver of the vehicle was none other than Crystal Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt.
Shortly after the incident, the 27-year-old tweeted: "Think I just splashed one of your reporters @ SkySportsNews…
"I’ll warn the boys of the puddle as they enter training sooooorrryyyy!"
Bridge responded to the tweet with : "Yes, me mate!!!!"
Van Aanholt then kindly replied: "If you need some kit! Let me know."
It isn’t the first time a Sky Sports News presenter has been caught off guard during a live broadcast.
In 2014, a reporter was poked in the face by a dildo. The same year banners were held up saying: "Sky Sports – killing our game since 1992."
The particularly bad year ended Sky Sports’ tradition of reporting outside football stadiums on transfer deadline day
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