London – The Laver Cup tennis match was interrupted after a protester who came to the court set himself on fire. The incident happened during the singles match between Stefanos Tsitsipas (Team Europe) and Diego Schwartzman (Team World) in the Laver Cup. A man rushed into court and set his hand on fire. The protest was against the use of private jets in Britain.
Security personnel rushed and dragged the protester out of the court. The police arrested him. After ensuring that the court was not damaged, the match resumed. The protester was wearing a t-shirt that read ‘Stop private jets in the UK’.
British media said he was a member of a group called ‘End UK Private Jets’. It’s a movement that calls for jets to be banned because of the carbon they emit and cause widespread air pollution. Tsitsipas won the match 6-2 6-1.
English summary: Laver Cup match briefly suspended after protester sets arm on fire in court