Sunday morning, Good Morning Football (a show on the NFL network), tweeted a pre-game video from the Tennessee Titans vs. L.A. Chargers game in London. The video starts with the reporter, Melissa Stark, talking about the stadium's energy as more fans come in when she gets hit in the back of the head with a stray football. Ouch! Usually it's just the players that have to worry about concussions on the football field...
She quickly responds "Oh! Okay. Nothing like live television, I'm okay", and then continued with her live report.
Stark later tweeted a gif of the ball hitting her and said, "Hurts more every time I watch it... literally NEVER happened in 20 years covering NFL... London, I'll never forget you!!", and then added that she's "off the injury report".
Hurts more every time I watch it....literally NEVER happened in 20 years covering NFL ...London, I’ll never forget you!! ?????? @nflnetwork @NFL @NFLUK (in case ur wondering, I’m already off the injury report) ???? pic.twitter.com/OsmB4wW0Jc
— melissa stark (@melissastark) October 21, 2018
The video started trending on Twitter, and as of Sunday night, had over 5.8 thousand people tweeting about it. Many of the comments applauded the NFL reporter for her professionalism.
@melissastark you’re still a smokeshow, glad it didn’t ruin your appearance and hit your face ?
— cash (@TyroneGets) October 21, 2018
Wow, she’s good. Didn’t even skip a beat.
— TomG8090 (@G8090Tom) October 21, 2018
Great job Melissa..you’re officially a #FootballGuy
— SupremeJeffers (@jeffyjeffers2) October 21, 2018
Wow, she handled it well. I would have cried lol ?
— Michael Patrick ⌬ Ω (@mikeyspade) October 21, 2018
You took that hit like a boss!
— Ron Woof (@RonWoofNFL) October 21, 2018
Stark later posted the video on her Instagram account joking that "wearing an English military jacket doesn't always protect you". Click below to see the full video!
— GMFB (@gmfb) October 21, 2018