MUST SEE | CBS reporter forced to fight off unruly Golden Knights fan

Cooper Godin
June 7, 2023  (4:27 PM)

Following Vegas' 7-2 drubbing of the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, CBS News Miami reporter Samantha Rivera was giving a recap live on air when an unruly Golden Knights fan tried to get in her shot.

Rivera kept going and speaking to the camera while stiff arming the Golden Knights fan. It's unclear if there was any security guards in the area or if this fan has been punished.
Following the incident, Rivera posted on Twitter saying how she didn't appreciate the fan trying to get in the way and in her face while she was trying to do her job.
"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.

Excited to get back home to some classy #Panthers fans for game 3!!" Rivera said.

Rivera also spoke to The Athletic about the incident, saying that she was very overwhelmed after the game getting all the notifications about the incident. She also said the Golden Knights have reached out to apologize and that she will be speaking with the National Hockey League to prevent incidents like that from occurring again.
"I saw him and another guy out of the corner of my eye talking,» she said. «I could feel them staring at us. Probably because of the CBS Miami mic flag, that didn't help. I just had a bad feeling, but we were already on camera. I didn't know if they were going to take me early or not. I wanted to tell my photographer, but I didn't want to talk while I was on air, so I just kept my eye on them." Rivera said.

She added, "I don't know if I heard him or felt him first. As soon as I sensed him, my arm came out, and I was like, ‘This is not happening.' I was annoyed. This is ridiculous. You guys are supposed to be leaving, we're here to do our jobs. This is not the time or place to try to get your five seconds of fame. Let me do my job."

It takes a lot of guts to continue to do your job while someone is trying to overwhelm you, much like the Vegas fan was doing to Rivera in this situation. If there happens to be a Game 5 back in Vegas, hopefully Rivera will have some security around her in order to prevent this from happening again.
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MUST SEE | CBS reporter forced to fight off unruly Golden Knights fan

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