Climate change protester sets arm on fire during Laver Cup match

Published by
Peter Kavinsky

Click Here to Watch this Event Live Online for Free!

The Laver Cup match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman was briefly interrupted by a climate change protester who set his arm on fire while he was on the pitch.

The protest at London’s O2 Arena came as Roger Federer prepared to play the final match of his career and with the 41-year-old sitting pitchside.

The protester broke through security to enter the field before staging the protest, setting his right arm on fire.

The incident was not shown by broadcasters, but court footage showed the man screaming in pain.

He was then kicked out of court by security and arrested, according to a Laver Cup statement. A Met Police statement said the man was taken to hospital.

“A man entered the pitch this afternoon and was promptly removed by security,” a Laver Cup official said.

“The game was interrupted briefly, it has been stopped and the situation is being handled by the police.”

The man was wearing a t-shirt that read: “End UK Private Jets”.

The match resumed after the man was arrested and there was a further delay as liquid was drained from the pitch.

“It came out of nowhere, I’ve never had an incident like this on the court,” Tsitsipas said afterwards. “I hope he is well.”

Earlier this year, a semi-final match at Roland Garros was interrupted by a climate change protester who chained herself to the net.

As an international sport, the best tennis players in the world depend on air travel between tournaments.

Click Here to Watch this Event Live Online for Free!

Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at

Recent Posts

  • News

The third round of the UEFA Champions League starts today

In the UEFA Champions League, the matches of the third round of the group stage…

1 min ago
  • News

Russia deploys mobile troops on Estonia and Latvia borders

As the governor of the Pskov region, Mikhail Vedernikov, said: "The situation at the border…

3 mins ago
  • News

Pushkin’s great-great-granddaughter living in Germany has found a unique manuscript

The great-great-granddaughter of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin discovered among the unnecessary papers the manuscript of a…

6 mins ago
  • News

Spain receives 70% more tourists than in 2021

MADRID (EFE) - The number of foreign tourists visiting Spain in August rose 69.7% year…

7 mins ago
  • News

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham live stream: How to watch the Champions League match online and on TV tonight

Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to get back to winning ways with a midweek trip to…

8 mins ago
  • News

He will make a left-back from the forgotten player in the Reserve League! Emre Taşdemir’s move from Okan Buruk

KAZIMCAN KARATAŞ IS NOT READY YET It has been reported that Buruk, who thinks Kazımcan…

9 mins ago