Journalist Greta Beccaglia, in an interview with Corriere della Sera, tells of the harassment suffered outside the Castellani stadium at the end of Empoli-Fiorentina: “I felt outraged, violated. I was shocked by the gaze of those fans, they were ferocious . One of them first spat on his hand and then slapped me on the ass, hard, violent. Everyone saw, but no one did or said anything. What I suffered must not happen to anyone anymore “.
After the harassment suffered live on TV, Greta Beccaglia has decided to publicly condemn the episode through an interview with Corriere della Sera. Saturday 27th November the 27-year-old journalist from Toscana TV stands outside the Castellani stadium for a link at the end of Empoli-Fiorentina (match won 2-1 by Andreazzoli’s team). The reporter tries to interview the fans as they leave the stadium, but is harassed live by some people. Police investigations are underway to identify those responsible, including through the images of the cameras and the testimonies of those present. Toscana Tv, the broadcaster Greta was connected with, talks about “horrible and outrageous gesture. The episode is not the only one that the journalist was the victim of and we cannot accept to categorize these behaviors as jokes. These are male-dominated ways of thinking that should be called by their name: harassment “.
Greta: “Everyone saw, but nobody did anything”
The day after the harassment, Greta Beccaglia gave an interview to Corriere della Sera to tell about those moments: “I felt outraged, violated. For that person I was like a post to be kicked to vent one’s anger. They weren’t fans, they were executioners. One of them first spat on his hand and then slapped me on the butt, hard, violent, which also hurt physically. What I have been through doesn’t have to happen to anyone anymore. What happened to me with cameras on unfortunately happens to many girls in different circumstances. And maybe they can’t react. Despite everything, I am lucky. I can get the message across strong for everyone else and I want to. I was shocked by the gaze of those fans, they were ferocious. Fans aren’t like that, they shouldn’t be like that. But do you know what hurt me too? That no one around but has said anything. Everyone saw, but no one did or said anything“.