A Muslim Olympic reporter received female attention forbidden for Muslim men during Ramadan. While the Muslim man was broadcasting live on Sky News Arabia outside Old Trafford, he was literally attacked with a kiss by a blonde soccer fan.
The video shows the female fan sneaking up from behind and attempting to plant a kiss on the reporter's lips. But she only manages to land the kiss on his cheek. The Olympic 2012 reporter attempted to prevent the fan from kissing him, but she overpowered him by wrapping her hands around his head and pulling him close for the kiss.
The kisser offered a polite "thank you" as she forces her kiss on the reporter.
The reporter confirmed he is Muslim and that he was fasting. Muslim men are not allowed to have sexual contact with women during the Ramadan fast. By the traditional standards of Muslim religion, a contact as simple as a light kiss is considered sufficient to make the fast spiritually invalid. According to Islamic tradition, any contact with a woman that may potentially lead to sexual arousal renders the fast "unacceptable before Allah."
The video shows colleagues of the reporter laughing at the incident. The reporter also chuckles, but his embarrassment is visible. The man can be heard saying in the video as his colleagues laughed, "I am truly fasting."
The video has gone viral online because it is Ramadan.
The Inquistr reports soccer fans are known for their "expressive behavior" when caught in the excitement of the game, and sometimes major events have reporters dealing with rowdy and drunken fans. This reporter, at least, was lucky to have company of a lady, even though he was not in the position to appreciate it.
The kisser is now enjoying her moment of Internet stardom. The Huffington Post reports the fan was featured in "Good Morning America."