See the FC Basel v Schalke 04 Greenpeace protesters who abseiled down from the stadium roof and revealed a huge banner during the Champions League clash.
Last night’s European tie between the 2 sides was briefly interrupted when several daredevil but eco-friendly Greenpeace protesters stopped play.
In this clip you can see four abseiling activists appear on the stadium roof above one of the stands at Basel’s St. Jakob-Park, locally known as Joggeli, in Switzerland.
Aimed at Russian natural gas exploration company Gazprom, a huge 28 metre-wide banner was unfurled at the 33,433-seater stadium.
The banner read:
DON’T FOUL THE ARCTIC
… accompanied by the hashtag:
… in reference to the 30 fellow environmental activists who were detained in Russia after their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, was seized last month following a protest against drilling in the area.
Gazprom are an official partner of the Champions League as well as being Schalke’s shirt sponsor.
Watch the complete unveiling video and see the FC Basel v Schalke 04 Greenpeace protesters abseil down from the stadium roof and reveal a banner, in Greenpeace im Joggeli, below:
Video spotted on The Score