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Sky News Reporter Apologises For Picking Up MH17 Crash Victims' Luggage: "I Had Lost It."

Colin Brazier writes a heartfelt apology in the Guardian for his "error of judgement".

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Two days ago Sky News apologised after reporter Colin Brazier did this at the MH17 crash site.

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Today Brazier has written an apology in the Guardian.

I bent down and, what my Twitter critics cannot hear – because of the sound quality of internet replays of the broadcast – is that I had lost it. It is a cardinal sin of broadcasting, in my book anyway, to start blubbing on-air. I fought for some self-control, not thinking all that clearly as I did so.Too late, I realised that I was crossing a line. I thought aloud: 'We shouldn't be doing this… This is a mistake,' an instant apology that was only selectively quoted by those determined to see what I did as a powerful example of journalistic vulturism.

The apology has been well received on social media.

Very classy apology from Colin Brazier in Gdn. Honest. Live TV news is a highwire act. His heart's in right place.

George Pascoe-Watson@GPW_Portland

Very classy apology from Colin Brazier in Gdn. Honest. Live TV news is a highwire act. His heart's in right place.

8:52 AM - 22 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He made a mistake. He's apologised honestly and sincerely. Fair play. Not easy. Colin Brazier, Sky: http://t.co/f1XMxhb8De

tom_watson@tom_watson

He made a mistake. He's apologised honestly and sincerely. Fair play. Not easy. Colin Brazier, Sky: http://t.co/f1XMxhb8De

8:45 AM - 22 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Very human from Colin Brazier, worth a read to remember what journalists who cover things like #MH17 go through http://t.co/8VvuGHnrSd

MelissaCole@MelissaCole

Very human from Colin Brazier, worth a read to remember what journalists who cover things like #MH17 go through http://t.co/8VvuGHnrSd

8:13 AM - 22 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Colin Brazier's apology for misjudgement at MH17 crash site a touching reminder of pressure on reporters on the scene http://t.co/Rt9PETA6Xi

Archie Bland@archiebland

Colin Brazier's apology for misjudgement at MH17 crash site a touching reminder of pressure on reporters on the scene http://t.co/Rt9PETA6Xi

8:19 AM - 22 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite