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A Greenpeace protester’s life flashed before their very eyes after a stunt nearly went wrong ahead of France’s Euro 2020 clash with Germany in Munich. The daring parachuter intended to land on the turf ahead of kick-off to get some time in the limelight but the swoop very nearly ended in disaster.
In footage captured by German broadcaster Max Merrill, the parachuter appeared to get caught in the stadium’s spider cam.
Yet thankfully, the individual managed to break free but the situation only escalated.
The collision with spider cam then set the parachuter swinging towards the stands but a late change of direction saw them narrowly miss the press box and a collection of supporters, with some forced to duck.
BT Sport broadcaster Archie Rhind-Tutt saw the incident from inside the stadium and he was under no illusions it was a close shave.
“Jesus. Protester has just parachuted in,” he tweeted. “Nearly crashed into fans here in the stadium. Saw something with Greenpeace on his parachute.
“Smacked into a big line overhead. Managed to just steer it out of the fans and land on the pitch. Then taken away by security.
“Very close to disaster that. Thought it was just someone delivering the matchball at first.
“Big chunk of his machine was clipped off by TV cameras as he reached the pitch. Then Toni Rüdiger seemed to ask him if he was ok. OK hand
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