Newsreader Fired over Drinking Beer on Live TV

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A Finnish anchorman of English news has been sacked after he was caught drinking beer on live TV -- during a report about alcohol licensing laws 

As producers cut back to the studio camera from footage about Finland's alcohol licensing laws, host Kimmo Wilska was seen swigging from a bottle of beer.

After the footage was aired, his bosses were apparently quick to sack the boozy news reader, but he insists it was just a joke.

Kimmo claims he was pretending to drink from the bottle as a joke for colleagues in the studio and had not intended for it to be broadcast.


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