Most people wouldn’t be able to do a 2014 World Cup broadcast, whether it’s due to a lack of knowledge or inability to speak freely in front of cameras. About 99 percent of people wouldn’t be able to do said task with a couple of big bugs crawling on them.
Hats off to Jeremy Schaap for keeping his cool during this broadcast despite having a couple of cicadas crawling on him. I don’t know if you’ve ever had a close encounter with the big, noisy bugs, but they’re certainly creepy. It’s hard enough to stay composed with them flying around your head, let alone when they’re clinging to your clothes.
Hate to disappoint everyone. We PUT those bugs on my shoulder and microphone. If they’d just flown onto me, I would have shrieked.
— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) June 22, 2014
Even though Schaap admitted that the bugs were placed on him prior to the broadcast to emphasize the environment surrounding the stadium, which is located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, it’s impressive nonetheless that he never flinched.
That’s called taking broadcast journalist to the next level.