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

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

The incident occurred at London’s O2 Arena, during a match between Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzmen.

During the changeover after Tsisipas won the first set, 6-2, a man breached the court wearing a T-shirt which read “End UK Private Jets”.

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

The Laver Cup is a men’s tournament featuring 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 added significance.

More to come.

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