Shawn Simoes Fired From Hydro One Job After Taunting Reporter In 'FHRITP' Video

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Shawn Simoes didn't even have to say the words.

The soccer fan who used vulgar language with CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt in a "FHRITP" video has been fired from his high-paying job at crown corporation Hydro One, Toronto Sun reporter Jenny Yuen tweeted Tuesday.

Simoes is listed on the Public Sector Salary Disclosure as having drawn a salary of $106,510.60 and $709.10 in taxable benefits in 2014.

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"Respect for all people is engrained in the Code of Conduct and in our Core Values and we are committed to a work environment where discrimination or harassment of any type is met with zero tolerance," Hydro One corporate affairs director Daffyd Roderick told The Toronto Star.

The CityNews reporter was filming a segment at a Toronto FC game when Simoes and some other men gathered around her. One shouted "F*** her right in the p****" into Hunt's microphone, and she confronted them on-camera about it. The prank has become an all-too-common problem for female reporters.

Simoes defended the use of the vulgar phrase, calling it "hilarious."

He can be seen laughing as Hunt tells another man that the words are "disrespectful."

"I don't care, it's f***ing hilarious," Simoes said.

Hunt then went to him and asked why it's so funny.

"It is f***ing hilarious, we're not the only people, it happened in England," Simoes responded.

Hunt then pointed out that the trend has been around for a year.

Simoes then interrupted and said, "You're lucky there's not a f***ing vibrator near here, because in England, it happened all the time, it's f***ing amazing and I respect it all the time."

Finally, Hunt asked what his mom would think. To that Simoes said, "Oh my mom would die laughing eventually."

570 News reported that Simoes was a member of Laurier University's Men's Soccer Team from 2003 to 2005.

Someone with the same name is listed in a news release as an alumnus of the Laurier University Golden Hawks who took part in open tryouts for Toronto FC in 2006.

Simoes was also listed as a midfielder with AC Hydro One of the Ontario Hydro Soccer League.

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns Toronto FC, said earlier Tuesday that it would ban fans who uttered the phrase in the CityNews video.

It also said it would provide more security for female reporters doing live hits at any of the organization's games.

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