Fans find it annoying. An activist just ran onto the field during a football match between Arsenal and Liverpool. Cling to the goal post. The referee must pause the match. Cheer when the activist walked off the field: he could finally start playing.
Two other games in the conservative Premier League were cut short in the same week by activists linked to Just Stop Oil. The Wolves Football Club goalkeeper gets angry and shouts at the boy.
Kay, a 20-year-old law student at the University of Manchester and an activist, wears a T-shirt with a link that leads to a video. In this video, which was filmed just before he stormed the field, he says he’d rather not do it, but if we keep doing it, we’re risking everything. I want to believe that governments are doing what’s best for us, but now they’re not. They are investing in oil and gas. They are making the situation worse.
Lewis, a 21-year-old engineering student, managed to tie himself to a goal post with tape the next day for Kai. “My generation is decimated – we have a livelihood crisis, a housing crisis, a fuel crisis, an unlivable planet – but we have a choice. We can choose to assert that our climate is collapsing, we can choose to resist this government, and we can choose to act rather than watch.”
When the promotion hit RTL Nieuws, most of the reactions on Instagram read: “But his wrap is also made of oil!”