A person sporting a t-shirt protesting the usage of non-public jets interrupted immediately’s Laver Cup tennis exhibition in London by igniting a small hearth on the court docket and by chance (and briefly) setting his arm ablaze.
The incident, which came about throughout a break within the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman, shocked onlookers, together with Roger Federer, who reportedly was courtside in anticipation of his extremely publicized doubles match with Rafael Nadal.
The protester was sporting a shirt with a phrases “Finish UK Personal Jets.” The person ran on court docket on the O2 Area in London and ignited a flammable liquid on the bottom, by chance setting his arm on hearth within the course of. He rapidly doused the flame on his arm and continued sitting on the court docket earlier than being eliminated by safety.
In accordance Sky Sports activities, the protester was arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass by Metropolitan Police and was transported to a hospital as a precaution.
At present’s large doubles match with Federer and Nadal (enjoying towards People Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe) is drawing worldwide consideration since will probably be the ultimate match of Federer’s profession (he not too long ago introduced his retirement). The match is anticipated to start round 3:20 p.m. ET immediately.
The 2022 Laver Cup is airing on the Tennis Channel, and the match can be streamed on the Tennis Channel by means of fuboTV or DIRECTV Stream. MSG Networks could have reside protection of the Federer match, with protection of the session airing on MSG+ from 2pm – 6pm ET.