It's hard to find the words... Luckily, I have never experienced this in Brazil.
Over here it has happened twice. Sad! Shameful!
Speaking to Globo Esporte, she explained that she had also been harassed during the opening game of the World Cup between Russia and Saudi Arabia on 14 June in Moscow, and had been subject to aggressive looks and offensive songs during her time in the country.
She is quoted as saying:
It's horrible. I feel helpless and vulnerable.
This time I responded but its sad people don't understand why people feel they have the right to do that.
Guimarães has received lots of support online following the incident, mostly from her fellow sports journalists.
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Sadly, this type of attitude towards female sports journalists is not uncommon.
Just two months ago, Mexican reporter Maria Fernanda Mora hit a man with her microphone after she was groped after a football match.
Elsewhere, former footballer Jason Cundy was yesterday accused of sexism after appearing on Good Morning Britain and stating that he didn't like hearing female football commentators on TV because their voices are too "high-pitched".