A protester set fire to his arm after running onto the court during a match on Friday at the Laver Cup tennis competition

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Wearing a white T-shirt reading “End UK Private Jets,” the protester, a young man, appeared on the court during the afternoon singles match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman.

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The protester appeared to immediately regret the decision to set fire to himself, and quickly put out the flames with his left hand while a small fire burned on the court next to him.

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Once the fire was out, and with Schwartzman keeping a safe distance, three security guards carried the man off the court to a chorus of boos from the crowd.

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“He came out of nowhere,” Tsitsipas said. “I have no idea what this was about. I’ve never had this happen in a match before. I hope he’s all right.”

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Disrupting high-profile sporting events has become an increasingly common tactic by environmental activists in Europe over the past year,

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And some have succeeded in drawing interest to their causes in quite a few approaches, including attaching themselves to purpose posts at Premier League football matches

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The incident at the Laver Cup appeared to leave the court undamaged, and play resumed after a brief delay. Tsitsipas went on to defeat Schwartzman in straight sets.

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