By Faith Ridler For Mailonline
Published: 15:55 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 15:59 BST, 1 October 2019
An Italian tennis umpire has been suspended from the ATP after he was caught on camera telling a young ball girl she is 'very sexy'.
Gianluca Moscarella made the inappropriate comments during an ATP Challenger Tour match in Florence, Italy last week.
In a clip of the match posted to
by Stefano Berlincioni, Moscarella told the ball girl she is 'very sexy' before asking her 'are you hot... physically or emotionally?'
BREAKING VIDEO! More about the umpire behaviour in that match. Said to ballgirl "“You are fantastic” “Very sexy” “Are you ok? It’s hot. Do you feel hot? Phisically or emotionally?” Is this acceptable addressed to a young girl even if said "as a joke"?https://t.co/IUHEZ5oySa— Stefano Berlincioni (@Carretero77) September 29, 2019
Moscarella, who is sat on a chair near to where the girl is stood in the video, also tells the ball girl she is 'fantastic', to which she replies 'thank you'.
Gianluca Moscarella (pictured in April 2014) has been suspended from the ATP after he was caught on camera telling a young ball girl she is 'very sexy'
He continues his conversation with the girl after the next set, asking her repeatedly whether she is 'hot'.
'Is it okay? Everything