As if broadcasting from within a television studio during the pandemic wasn't dicey enough, the ESPN Colombia television set recently became home to a whole new level of chaos—an entire wall falling directly onto a host.
The collapsing wall, which rained down on soccer analyst Carlos Orduz, fell so suddenly and fast you'll have to watch this clip a few times to witness the incident.
As if it happened on the set of an action film, the wall buried Orduz's face into his seat at the studio desk.
Last night on the set of ESPN Colombia... luckily, journalist Carlos Orduz is fine. https://t.co/xyPQFd2ue3— Elizabeth Machuca (@Elizabeth Machuca) 1615383465.0
Thankfully, Orduz left the calamity with only some minor bruising and, of course, a bump on the nose.
In a tweet, he thanked fans for their concerns and well wishes, and also assured them a medical examination ruled out any serious issues.
A quienes me escribieron y me saludaron por el accidente de anoche, debo contarles que estoy bien, gracias a Dios… https://t.co/pwouYRz2aI— Carlos Orduz (@Carlos Orduz) 1615378197.0
He went on to post a video reassuring fans as well.
https://t.co/JbtIIOlUmf— Carlos Orduz (@Carlos Orduz) 1615346404.0
When people saw the accident clip, they couldn't believe the response of Orduz's co-hosts.
@elixam Not one jumped up to help. My instincts would have had me get up rush to him. They all just sat there in sh… https://t.co/V0RfYTBjqf— Wine Lover (@Wine Lover) 1615420235.0
@elixam One way to find out your coworkers hate you— 𝐆ᴀᴛᴛsᴜ (@𝐆ᴀᴛᴛsᴜ) 1615410024.0
@elixam With friends like this, who needs enemies?— Ramon Bautista (@Ramon Bautista) 1615414041.0
@elixam @JavierSotoTV WTHECK, nobody jumped up to help that poor guy!!!!!! Don’t just frkn look dumbfounded, get the frk up and help him!!!— Micki N Garcia (@Micki N Garcia) 1615463795.0
@elixam the other anchor's face is the best.... shocked then "on with the show"— Jeffrey Arnold (@Jeffrey Arnold) 1615479336.0
For one person, the incident brought to mind a diabolical scheme.
@elixam Can we get the grips on that show transferred over to tucker carlson's show?— FunBobby (@FunBobby) 1615414279.0
Some viewers took advantage of the pun opportunities.
ESPN has been in collapse before this happened. https://t.co/1N67H0AlOd— Ryan (@Ryan) 1615462529.0
We're so glad Orduz was able to escape the incident with only those minor injuries. And we hope he can keep analyzing soccer for the years to come without contending with the walls falling down around him.