Federer to retire tonight after Laver Cup (Julian Finney/Getty)
Fans of the Laver Cup tennis match in the British capital London faced an unexpected incident on Friday when an activist from the group “Stop Private Airplanes in United Kingdom” besieged the grounds.
During the singles match, which brought together the European team, represented by Stefanos Tsitsipas, and the rest of the world, represented by Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, Arvaral set himself on fire in front of spectators at the stadium.
The man set his hand on fire after using a flammable substance, which he extinguished after a few seconds, after which 3 men carried him off the field.
The group “Stop Private Jets UK” wrote on its social networking sites: “Kay, 20 years old, set his hand on fire at the Leverkusen match. The weather on our planet is getting worse and no one is taking it seriously. Want to be saved? Let’s join the fight against this deadly machine.”
An official statement from the Laver Cup said: “A man entered the stadium this afternoon and was quickly escorted out by security. Play was briefly halted while he was arrested and the situation was dealt with by police.”
Aware that the Stop Private Jets UK group says carbon emissions will represent genocide by 2022, organizers have inspected the grounds of the square, which were not damaged by the fire.
During the tournament, Tsitsipas won 6-2, 6-1 after Casper Ruud defeated Jack Sock 6-4, 5-7, 10-7 to give Europe a 2-0 lead over the rest of the world. laid down
The incident took place when the 41-year-old Swiss star was paired with Spaniard Rafael Nadal in a doubles match against Americans Zach and Tiafoe.
A climate change activist protests against UK private jets as he lights his right hand on fire during the Laver Cup tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, 23 September 2022. 📸 epa / Andy Rain
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