Player banned from French Open after forcibly kissing reporter (VIDEO)


Unacceptable behavior captured on live television has landed tennis player Maxime Hamou in hot water.

Troubling video surfaced on Tuesday, in which Hamou can be seen repeatedly attempting to kiss a reporter that denies his advances. The repercussions of his actions were immediate, with organizers for the French Open banning him from the event.

The reporter handled the situation with grace, and detailed her restraint afterwards.

Per BBC.com:

Quoted by the Huffington Post France, Ms Thomas described the player's actions as "frankly unpleasant".

"If I hadn't been live on air, I would have punched him."

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