Tennis isn’t for everyone. Imagine sitting among the privileged crowd of the Laver Cup in your “End UK Private Jets” tee picturing the alarming little activist, Greta Thunberg, telling you the world is going to end. You might decide to jump up and do something about it. If not something directly impactful, you could at least, like, set your arm on fire.
A protester, wearing a white T-shirt with a message about private jets, lit a portion of the court and his arm on fire during a match at the Laver Cup tennis event on Friday. He was eventually carried away by security guards. https://t.co/3V9OZNBnJ1
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 23, 2022
Unfortunately it would seem this protester didn’t really think the outcome of his actions through.
Protester sets own arm on fire, instantly realizes fire is hot
— Kevin Dalton (@KevinForBOS) September 23, 2022
Reporting suggests that the arm fire portion of the protester’s public display was only a sideshow to the intended blaze set on the court. One might pause to question the mindset of someone who was moved to carry out such an act.
Climate Change Alarmists certainly appear to be rather unstable, don't they?https://t.co/zI4qaqcIbX
— William Stoett (@Mugaliens) September 24, 2022
Living in a constant state of fear and being told that it can be stopped but no one is doing anything about it may drive young people who follow the climate alarmist movement with devotion to act out in outrageous fashion.
Young people are being driven to absolute desperation. The science says they are right to be terrified: https://t.co/8A4r2QjTHU The entire establishment, famous people, the media, global governments, are complicit in what is happening by remaining silent. https://t.co/eYcmmby9Yy
— Matthew Todd 🇺🇦 (@MrMatthewTodd) September 23, 2022
Fortunately, this particular protester was dragged off of the tennis court before innocent bystanders were harmed. Aside from the spectacle, just what was accomplished for climate change with a sacrificial arm fire, exactly?
What's the carbon footprint of a skin graft?
— Ferg (@christoferguson) September 23, 2022
So he's used fossil fuel to protest about… fossil fuel?
— James Martin (@Jim_Lancashire) September 23, 2022
I thought Leftist we're against firearms https://t.co/fdcDdMFrlU
— Uncle-Sam's-Concerned-Citizen (@ProCat97628365) September 24, 2022
Don’t expect it to make sense. The protester got a moment of global fame for stupidity in the name of climate change activism and a nice trip to the local hospital. It is doubtful that the stunt offset enough carbons to justify an ambulance ride.