What a disgusting asshole!!
During a post-match interview on Eurosport, tennis player Maxime Hamou began kissing and forcing himself on reporter Maly Thomas — and as a result, the athlete has been banished from the French Open!
Responding to footage of the incident, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said in a statement on Tuesday:
“The management of the tournament has decided to revoke Maxime Hamou’s accreditation following his reprehensible behaviour with a journalist yesterday.”
The live TV clip showed Hamou grabbing Thomas and pulling her in as he kissed the side of her neck. He continued to force her to stay by his side, and even grab her chest, despite her many attempts to free herself. Meanwhile, Eurosport commenters were heard laughing through the feed.
The network told Reuters of the incident:
“We sincerely regret the incident that occurred during yesterday evening’s interview between Maly Thomas and Maxime Hamou. The behaviour of the interviewee was highly inappropriate and we do not condone such conduct in any way. Maly is a highly respected journalist and we are pleased that a full apology is being offered.”
Watch the infuriating video (below):
We will say, bravo to the FFT for banning him!
[Image via Eurosport.]