An apparent protester at the Laver Cup tennis tournament in London shocked onlookers by trying to light a fire overnight.
The incident occurred during a match between Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzmen at the O2 Arena in London.
During the changeover after Cisipas won the first set 6-2, a man wearing a T-shirt reading ‘End UK Private Jets’ invaded the court.
The man set his arm on fire. After the water put out the fire, he was dragged out of court.
The Laver Cup is a men’s tournament with teams representing Europe and the rest of the world. Europe has won all four previous editions of the event.
This year’s tournament is all the more important as it will be the last time Swiss champion Roger Federer will play before retiring from the sport.
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