Breaking: Wimbledon tennis match interrupts Just Stop Oil protest

Can't even stage a protest without some tennis player sticking their nose in


A sporting event has disrupted a series of Just Stop Oil protests much to the annoyance of confetti throwing activists.

A tennis match broke out during a scheduled protest at Wimbledon this morning when two women equipped with rackets ran onto Court 18 and smacked a small fluorescent ball back and forth.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: A protester is challenged by security on court 18 after a Just Stop Oil protest using orange confetti and a jigsaw puzzle during the Women’s Singles first round match between Katie Boulter of Great Britain and Daria Saville of Australia during day three of The Championships Wimbledon 2023 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 05, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The women were dragged from the court by protestors before they were arrested by police on suspicion of aggravated trespass.

Protestors then removed the fibrous yellow ball from the court and resumed throwing orange confetti and jigsaw pieces much to the delight of the Wimbledon crowd.

Wimbledon is the latest sporting event to target Just Stop Oil. Last week, protestors were forced to stop flinging orange powder around Lord’s Cricket Ground by a group of English and Australian men wielding bats.

A spokesperson on behalf of the Englishmen, Jonny Bairstow told Paddy Power News:

‘We want a better future for our children and that means one without middle-aged men chucking orange powder all over the place’.

‘If disrupting these protests with the odd game of cricket is the only way to get the authorities’ attention, then so be it’.

Meanwhile, there are growing fears that some Formula One cars might affect the Just Stop Oil protest at Silverstone this weekend.

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The news was greeted with widespread dismay, with one diehard protest fan tweeting:

‘People are spending their hard-earned cash to come and watch these protestors throw Wotsit dust around major sporting venues’.

‘Some of these balding 50-something men in cargo shorts have been practicing their confetti throwing for months only to have their moment ruined by a seeded tennis player or an international cricketer’.

‘Elite level sport is not what we’ve paid to see’.

In related news, a recent survey found that 8 out of 10 touts would consider joining Just Stop Oil to find out how they manage to get their hands on so many tickets.

*Paddy Power’s football coverage is 100% fake news. Honest.

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