US TV football presenter Kelli Tennant demonstrated quite incredible poise and composure after she was struck in the head by a miscued ball during a piece to camera.
Tennant was hit on the back of the head while she was busy covering the Major League Soccer match between the LA Galaxy and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
It was, in fact, a visiting Whitecaps player who struck the shoddy effort into Tennant’s head just as she was reporting on the match.
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Not only did the former University of Southern Carolina volleyball player manage to laugh off the incident, but she even proceeded to finish her sentence and piece to camera without a hair out of place.
It showed quite amazing calmness from the Time Warner Cable SportsNet reporter, who also covers LA basketball teams the Lakers and Sparks, and baseball's Dodgers.
According to Tennant, the Whitecaps player in question attempted to make amends with a hug.
“Taking a ball to the head during a live shot,” she posted on Instagram.
“Never looked better. I will say, the Whitecaps players came over and gave me a hug to apologise.”
When asked by a follower on Twitter whether she was okay after the knock, she replied: “Haha, I'm good.”
The hallmark of a talented presenter is managing to stay calm under pressure, no matter what happens. Tennant has proved herself beyond reproach.
- Sports & Recreation