Watch: Sprinkler hoses Russian journalist in face during live sports report

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A Russian sports presenter has offered a lesson in perseverance after he completed a live television report despite being hosed by a water sprinkler.

Evgeniy Evnevich was presenting for Match TV pitchside at the VEB Arena before CSKA Moscow’s home game against Akhmat Grozny when the grounds’ watering system tracked directly across where he was stood.

“It’s really hard to think in this moment, when the litres of cold water have showered on you,” Mr Evnevich told the PA news agency.

“It wasn’t possible (to move) because I didn’t see where the sprinkler was coming from… But I understood, that I’m live… And I should talk no matter what.”

The reporter looking to camera after being sprayed
(Match TV)

“Of course I know about sprinkler, but it HAS NEVER worked before about one and half hour before the game,” he said.

“I was really surprised.”

The waterlogged reporter proved to be a lucky charm for CSKA however, as they went on to win the match 3-0 to pull themselves up to sixth in the Russian Premier League.

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