German police nearly shot and killed a Greenpeace activist who used a paraglider to cut a pair of TV cables on the roof of the stadium before the start of the German-French match in Munich, injuring two people and landing on the court.
The militants of Greenpeace planned to fly over the stadium, throw the ball on the court, and slogans “throw away the oil” to arouse public attention to the environment, but something went wrong. He cut the TV cable on the roof of the stadium, and the plastic and metal fragments that fell on the forum injured at least two people. He was finally sent to the hospital.
“The sniper has pointed a gun at him,” said Joachim Hermann, the Minister of the Interior of the Bavarian Region, on Wednesday.
“If the police determine that this is a terrorist attack, they will pay the price of their lives,” he added.
As the team warmed up, the paraglider finally landed on the grass. The 38-year-old German was not injured and was subsequently detained.
He was released on Wednesday. However, the police said he filed a lawsuit against him for “injury to people, threats to air travel” and other “violations of aviation law and severely restrict the possibility of overflights.”
UEFA condemned this “reckless behavior” and the German Football Association (DFB) called it “unacceptable”.
Angela Merkel’s spokesperson Stephen Seibert condemned “irresponsible behavior” on Wednesday that “put people in great danger”.
Greenpeace said: “We regret that the protests did not proceed as planned” and “we regret that people have been threatened and hurt.”