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A person invaded the Laver Cup in London on Friday and set his arm on hearth proper subsequent to the web — simply hours earlier than Roger Federer will play his last-ever aggressive tennis match on the court docket.
The wild scene simply went down minutes in the past throughout a match at O2 Enviornment — when a man sporting blue denims and a T-shirt stormed the court docket with a lighter in his hand.
Video shot by witnesses within the stands reveals the person sat down, made a hearth — after which let the flames crawl up onto his arm.
Safety raced in to smother the blaze — earlier than they carried the man off the court docket. No phrase if the person was significantly injured.
It is unclear what message the man was trying to ship with the protest — although his shirt did learn, “Finish UK Non-public Jets.”
Regardless of the scene, Federer’s last match remains to be scheduled to go on later Friday — when he is anticipated to staff up with Rafael Nadal in a doubles occasion for the ultimate match of his historic profession.