TV reporter punched in the face live on air (VIDEO)

A man walked up to a journalist broadcasting live on a popular television channel and punched him in the face.

The journalist was reporting on Wednesday for the NTV channel at Gorky Park in Moscow, when the incident happened.

The park was filled with former paratroopers lazing in the sun as Russia celebrated the annual Airborne Troops Day. 

Nikita Razvozzhayev had just started his piece to camera when almost immediately, a seemingly drunk man appears clenching his fist and starts swearing.

When the NTV journalist asks him to be quiet, the man punches him hard in the jaw and sends him staggering sideways. 

After punching the reporter, seemingly for being told to quieten down, he says: 'Who are you to talk to me in that way.’

The cameraman picks up the aftermath of the reporter staggering around holding the side of his face while his attacker follows him, continuing to shout and swear. 
He says: 'If you are going to talk to me like that I will f***ing beat you.’

As people watch on in horror in the background, the coverage cuts to a shocked-looking anchor. 

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