This is how Melissa Martínez was taken off a plane while covering the Copa América

This is how Melissa Martínez was taken off a plane while covering the Copa América
This is how Melissa Martínez was taken off a plane while covering the Copa América

Sports journalist Melissa Martínez was the protagonist of a moment that she described as humiliating. This is what happened.

Photo: Instagram @melissamartineza / VANGUARDIA

As for the coverage of the 2024 Copa América, it is evident that the oldest continental tournament for national teams in the world has received total attention from fans, journalists and players.

However, the news that has captured attention in the last few hours on social media originated on the Instagram profile of @melissamartineza. The presenter published a story on this social network on the night of July 4, denouncing the tense situation she experienced when trying to board a flight at San Francisco International Airport bound for Dallas due to work commitments.

In her story, the presenter highlighted the discomfort she felt when she was approached at the airport and denied the possibility of boarding the flight. It should be remembered that the presenter, originally from Soledad, Atlántico, was in the United States as a fan, following the Colombian national team’s matches, especially the match on Tuesday, July 2 against the Brazilian national team at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Photo: Instagram / VANGUARDIA

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“Today something happened to me that has never happened to me in 20 years of traveling. I was about to board the flight, they took me off the plane after I sat down, but everything that happened around that flight and it makes me sad, I will tell you about it tomorrow, because I lived one of the most difficult experiences and where I question myself: Where is people’s sensitivity? Because they are people who should have a vocation for service. So I will be telling you about it.”

Through Instagram, Melissa Martinez expressed her feelings after the uncomfortable situation she experienced on the night of July 4 at the Dallas Airport, leaving the details in suspense to tell them in the next few hours. In the video, the journalist can be seen visibly affected by what happened, showing a state of sadness and confusion.

Photo: Instagram / VANGUARDIA

The national team, under the direction of Néstor Lorenzo, will face the Panamanian team in the quarterfinals of the Copa América next Saturday, July 8 at 5 p.m. The match will be broadcast on Caracol TV, RCN TV and, for South America, through Dsports. As for the team’s news, Argentine coach Néstor Lorenzo could count on the return of Jhon Lucumí, the central defender from Bologna of Italy, who would be on the substitutes’ bench.

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