Laver Cup: Protester sets himself on fire during tennis tournament farewell to Roger Federer

An apparent protester at the Laver Cup, a tennis tournament held in London, shocked spectators by attempting to set himself on fire overnight.

The incident happened at the O2 Arena in London, during a match between Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas and Argentinian Diego Schwartzmen.

During the substitution after Tsisipas had won the first set, 6-2, a man burst onto the court wearing a t-shirt that read ‘End UK Private Jets’.

The man set his own arm on fire. He was dragged off the pitch after the water extinguished the fire.

The Laver Cup is a men’s tournament bringing together teams representing Europe and the rest of the world. Europe has won the four previous editions of the event.

This year’s tournament is the last Swiss champion that Roger Federer will play before retiring from the sport, giving it added importance.

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Originally published as Laver Cup protester attempts to set himself on fire