Greenpeace parachuter's near-crash landing at start of Euro 2020 match

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Greenpeace has apologised after a parachuting protester caused several injuries to spectators before the Euro 2020 game with France and Germany. The plan, according to Greenpeace spokesperson Benjamin Stephan was ‘to fly over the stadium and drop a latex ball with a message of protest on to the field’. However the parachuter accidentally made contact with the overhead spider camera before nearly crashing into the stands. Fortunately the parachuter managed to slightly regain control before crashing on to the pitch. Uefa said that ‘several people’ were treated in hospital with injuries. 

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Guardian Football June 16, 2021 - 3:32 PM

Greenpeace apologises for injuries caused by parachuting protester at Euro 2020 ► https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jun/15/greanpeace-protester-avoids-accident-after-parachuting-into-germany-v-france

Morphiman June 16, 2021 - 3:49 PM

Imagine going to the stadium the first time after surviving a global pandemic and being struck down by some climate activist in a parachute warning you about global warming. Priceless

PhoeniX-J-five June 16, 2021 - 4:06 PM

Fresh out of gulag and decided to land at stadium

Neel June 16, 2021 - 4:20 PM

After seeing hummels own goal

Harry Mogg June 16, 2021 - 4:23 PM

Just for that greenpeace I'm going to make sure I turn my heating up today. And leave my car running all day. Left wing assholes won't fool me

Sonstiges June 16, 2021 - 4:35 PM

Stop for the Greenpeace Terrorist!
Greenpeace is a multinational enterprise disguised as an environmental organization.

Leandro Castro June 16, 2021 - 4:35 PM

Greenpeace has gone too far by now. Respect for the cause, not for those silly protesters.

rémy June 16, 2021 - 4:42 PM

Funnily enough French TV ignored him.

GrazianoB - The Adventurous Hat June 16, 2021 - 5:24 PM

Imagine the parodox if this greenpeace protester would have killed someone

Louis Harrington-Edmans June 16, 2021 - 6:57 PM

I like a lot of greenpeace's work but a blatantly under researched and amateur plan. Any football fan could tell you there's a load of cables holding overhead cameras in any major football stadium. Disappointing that they cant get a grip on these PR nightmares.

Steve Wolcott June 16, 2021 - 7:02 PM

Peace was never an option.

Sydney Ochieng June 16, 2021 - 7:19 PM

Suddenly there's an idea for Al Shabaab to adopt

Alexis Heude June 16, 2021 - 7:36 PM

Green terrorism continues…

黄前久美子 June 16, 2021 - 7:36 PM

Greenpeace sucks

123 456 June 16, 2021 - 8:37 PM

That's pure narcissism at work btw

altamagna June 17, 2021 - 1:12 AM

Ecofascists

Jambo Jambo June 17, 2021 - 2:30 AM

Come on journalists it’s not a parachute – it’s a powered paraglider. Like calling this game soccer. 🙃

Krzysztof Cieszyński June 17, 2021 - 11:30 AM

Bravo !

Bercseng June 17, 2021 - 3:08 PM

Another questionable action from iwannabeseen people….

Cortyard June 17, 2021 - 10:24 PM

Greanpeace telling the media it was a technical failure on the paraglider… sure…

nexus solaris June 18, 2021 - 6:47 PM

Niet echt zo goede reclame voor Greenpeace volgens mij… :/

B B June 19, 2021 - 2:21 AM

IDIÓTA STUPID !!