A sports cameraman got a little too close to the action at a high school football game last week and ended up getting trampled by virtually an entire team.
On the opening weekend of the Texas football playoffs, David Amador traveled to Harlingen to cover their game against McAllen Memorial on November 16, reports The Big Lead. Amador’s video footage shows him filming the pre-game ritual which involved the Harlingen players entering a giant Cardinals helmet, as smoke was set off inside of it.
In his zeal to get as close to the action as possible, Amador stands less than 10 feet away from the players. Next they start to run out of the helmet, which should be the reporter’s cue to get out of the way.
Instead, Amador stands his ground and it isn’t long before he is soon knocked to the ground by a steady stream of players.
Oddly, Amador doesn’t seem to mind be roughed up by the players and can even be heard laughing during the stampede.
By the end of the video, Amador is flat on his back while he continues to film what is going on around him — only now he is upside down.
"I got knocked down but that's okay its football time!," yells the exuberant Amador, who doesn't seem to mind getting manhandled.
This is a guy who clearly loves his job.