A Greenpeace activist parachuted into the stadium before France and Germany clashed in a Euro 2020 group stage game, in an apparent protest against Volkswagen.
Germany faced France in a Euro 2020 group F opener at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Tuesday night.
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But before the first half kicked off, a protester from Greenpeace hurtled into the stadium on a propeller-powered parachute.
The man could be seen being thrown about in the air while bits of his contraption fell off him and towards the benches below.
+++ BREAKING +++ Hey @Volkswagen, time to kick out oil! #Greenpeace activists protest against the games' sponsor at the #FRAGER-match and demand: stop selling climate-damaging diesel and petrol cars! #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/YpDxGVxzIM
— Greenpeace e.V. (@greenpeace_de) June 15, 2021
The, as yet unnamed, activist then crashed into the grass before being helped up by one of the players.
Greenpeace’s protest was aimed at German car manufacturer Volkswagen, in an attempt to highlight the company’s use of oil.
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