READ Why A Protestor Tied His Neck To Goalpost During Everton vs Newcastle
A protester tied himself to a goalpost by the neck during Everton’s Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Thursday.
The match was hugely interrupted due to the incident, as stadium security personnel at Goodison Park tried to untie him.
The match was stopped for about seven minutes at the start of the second half, as the man wearing a T-shirt that read ‘Just Stop Oil’ ran onto the pitch and immediately tied himself to the post with a cable tie.
The security personnel on ground had to get a pair of bolt cutters in order to remove the protestor, who then refused to leave the pitch.
One Everton supporter also caused a second scene when he ran onto the pitch to try and hit the protestor in an attempt to speed things up but was escorted away by stewards.
The protestor was eventually carried off by four policemen, but was heckled and jeered as he was taken around the Goodison Park pitch, with bottles even thrown at him.
According to the Just Stop Oil twitter account, the protestor was a 21-year-old named Louis, who said of his decision to chain himself to the goalpost:
“It’s 2022 and it’s time to look up, time to step up and not stand by. It’s time to act like it’s an emergency.
“Report after report is telling me that my future is going to be dire, and my government is telling me not to worry and pay into a pension.
“But we have a choice. We can choose to highlight that our climate is breaking down, we can choose to resist this government that is betraying us, we can choose to step up and not stand by.”
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