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Greenpeace Protester Parachutes Into Stadium Before France Vs Germany Euro 2020 Fixture

Tom Wood

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Greenpeace Protester Parachutes Into Stadium Before France Vs Germany Euro 2020 Fixture

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

A Greenpeace protester parachuted into the stadium just ahead of this evening's Euro 2020 game between France and Germany.

You can have a look at a video taken from within the ground below.

The protester seemed to parasail in from above the roof of the Allianz Arena in Munich, the home of Bayern Munich, and was quickly swarmed by security personnel when he landed.

The video shows the protester swinging wildly around in the air before passing quickly over the heads of the crowd below.

There have been some reports from those present at the match that the protester became entangled in the spider cam - a camera that hangs on wires above the pitch - as they entered the arena.

Fortunately, they didn't hit anyone before coming to a landing, and some of the players on the field could be seen running out of the way as the parachutist swept in.

On the parachute, it appeared to read: "Kick out oil Greenpeace"

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It has been reported that the person was given medical assistance at the side of the pitch.

Despite this, France and Germany's opening fixture was able to kick off on time at 08:00pm BST.

Football journalist Archie Rhind-Tutt, who was inside the stadium at the time, wrote on Twitter: "Jesus. Protester has just parachuted in. Nearly crashed into fans here in the stadium.

"Saw something with Greenpeace on his parachute. Smacked into a big line overhead. Managed to just steer it out of the fans and land on the pitch. Then taken away by security."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He continued: "Very close to disaster that.

"Thought it was just someone delivering the match ball at first.

"Big chunk of his machine was clipped off by TV cameras as he reached the pitch.

"Then Toni Rüdiger seemed to ask him if he was ok."

Fellow journalist Max Merrill shared a video of the incident, writing: "Can't believe I just caught this on video.

"Parachuted into the stadium, got caught in the spider cam and nearly crashed into the crowd. Hope he's ok!"

France vs Germany in Group F is one of the biggest games at this summer's European Championship.

The 2018 World Cup winners went 1-0 up in Munich after Mats Hummels put through his own net when he stuck his leg out to block a Lucas Hernandez cross.

Topics: SPORT, Football, Euro 2020, Germany, France, Weird

Tom Wood
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