Dramatic event during the beginning laver cup in London. An activist in favor of raising awareness of taking care of the planet and against climate change decided to jump on the track O2 sand from the British capital for setting himself on fire in an act that left the entire audience frightened and stunned.
The protester in question wanted to protest the use of private planes in United kingdom. He had a letter of protest written on his shirt and went out with a lighter and what appeared to be a flammable liquid to set himself on fire. As soon as he stood in the center of the field, he took out the aforementioned device and placed it near his arm, as a series of flames began to rise causing everyone to quickly alert .
In addition to setting his body on fire, he also left some traces of flames on the pitch at the O2 Arena. Same track where he had to play a few hours later Roger Federer His last game as a pro with Rafael Nadal As a couple in doubles. This event was undoubtedly an earlier party that had not been planned as a prelude to the huge honor that the Swiss tennis player would receive.
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The same event happened on a Friday afternoon session. This protester was wearing a T-shirt with the message on it The end of private jets in the UK And he gave the most surprising note to the beginning of the Laver Cup. It’s a tournament, more like an exhibition than a competition, that pits the best players in Europe against the best tennis players from the rest of the world. Format comes to imitate a certain way Ryder Cup For golf and a game set up before in NBA All-Star.
A man set his arm on fire after storming the court at the Laver Cup on Roger Federer’s last day as a professional tennis player. pic.twitter.com/g0LcBU8PeJ
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It was forcibly removed
Once this spontaneous man reached the center of the track, several security personnel quickly came out to catch him. After making sure that the young man no longer had traces of a fire on his body, someone took off his jacket to finish extinguishing the flames that were still on the track.
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Most likely, part of the flammable liquid that the young man spilled fell on the playing field, where it continued to burn. He himself also helped put out his fire, because, as evidenced by his gestures and on his face, the protest was somewhat more painful than he had expected.
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It all happened during the match Stefanos Tsitsipas against Diego Schwartzmanone of the matches that opened a competition that he controls at the moment Europe As expected. After this incident, the game continued with complete peace of mind. The event occurred when none of the contenders were on the field.
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As reported by various media from EnglandSome fans have warned that someone managed to enter the O2 Arena in London with a torch. But what was seen of this activist was a lighter in one of his hands.
Competition operators poured water over the affected area and dried it with towels so that Tsitsipas-Schwartzman could continue his course. In fact, the Greek player asked the referee if he could continue playing and both confirmed that there was no handicap. Then he took the game.
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