A man approached a journalist broadcasting from a Moscow park on a popular Russian TV channel on Wednesday, and punched him square in the jaw.

The journalist was reporting on former paratroopers lying in the sun, as they celebrated the annual 'Airborne Troops Day', for the channel NTV.

The large man approached him, on a foulmouthed rant of nationalistic tone.

Reuters reports:

The journalist, Nikita Razvozzhayev, asked the man to keep away.

The man then delivered a right hook to the journalist's face and walked off. The network cut the broadcast.

The attacker, who Russian media said was drunk, was arrested shortly afterwards. Police described him as a known soccer hooligan.

The clip was quickly shared on social media by news outlets:

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