Laver Cup: Protester sets himself on fire at tennis tournament goodbye to Roger Federer

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

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

During the substitution after Tsisipas won the first set, 6-2, a man broke onto the pitch wearing an “End UK Private Jets” shirt.

The man set his arm on fire. He was dragged out of the camp after the water put out the fire.

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

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

And there’s more.

Originally posted as the Laver Cup protester tries to set himself on fire