Video: Watch Australian news reporter get hit by flying skateboard on live television

Reporter Mike Amor has had a 25-year career that has seen him cover the September 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the Libyan Rebellion

Jack Simpson
Friday 21 November 2014 10:26
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Mike Amor was doing a piece about hover boards
Mike Amor was doing a piece about hover boards

It is probably the last thing any news reporter expects.

You are filming a live link for the morning news, and then whack, a flying skateboard smacks you in the back of the head.

But that is exactly what happened to Australian news reporter Mike Amor, when he was hit by a stray skateboard while live on television.

The footage that was broadcast on Australia’s Channel Seven Sunrise programme shows Mr Amor speaking to the camera for a piece on hover boards and the decision by legendary skater, Tony Hawks, to test them out.

Amor was so unaffected by the incident that after just a few minutes and a good rub of the head, he returned to finish his piece-to-camera.

This will be a new one for Channel Seven’s US correspondent, whose 25-year career has seen him cover the September 11 attacks, as well as the Libyan rebellion, Hurricane Katrina and two Fijian coups.

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