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Reporter Becomes Instant Internet Hero After Preventing Hockey Fan From Interrupting Live Report

CBS Miami sports reporter Samantha Rivera stiff-armed an overzealous fan trying to interrupt her report from the NHL Stanley Cup finals—and she did it without ever breaking eye contact with the camera.

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CBS Miami sports reporter Samantha Rivera became a viral internet sensation after literally letting nothing—and no one—come between her and her job.

Rivera was delivering a post-game recap of the NHL Stanley Cup finals Game 2 between the Las Vegas Knights and the Florida Panthers when a more-than-enthusiastic attendee tried to get in on the live broadcast.

Without missing a beat, breaking eye contact or even dulling her smile, Rivera straight up stiff-armed the intrusive fan.

Perfectly timed, the no-nonsense reporter was commenting on the celebrating Vegas fans after their Knights won the game 7-2.

Rivera quipped:

"That's the kind of fan you don't want to be."

You can watch the interaction below.

Rivera herself even posted the incident to her Twitter, noting:

“Listen, I don’t give a damn what team you’re rooting for—get the hell out of my face when I’m working and respect that I’m here to do my job.”

She added:

“Excited to get back home to some classy #Panthers fans for game 3!!”

Viewers of the clip were impressed with the way Rivera handled the situation.

Many commented on her technique.

With Las Vegas leading the series 2-0 against the Panthers, there are at least two games left for the pursuit of the best of seven.

Fans, you have been warned.