O2 ARENA — A climate change activist set fire to his own arm after making his way onto the Laver Cup court in London.

The alarming incident occurred during Stefanos Tsitsipas’ match against Diego Schwartzman on Friday afternoon, which preceded Roger Federer’s final-ever match in the evening.

During a break in play, the protestor could be seen wearing a white t-shirt bearing the slogan “End UK private jets” as he ran onto the court with a bottle before taking a seat by the net.

He used a lighter to start a fire, which set both his right arm and the court ablaze, while he could then be heard screaming as he attempted to put the fire on his arm out.

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Security then made their way onto the court, with one opting to extinguish the fire with their own suit blazer before the protestor was eventually carried off.

A man sets fire on his hand during protest at a match Team World's Diego Schwartzman against Team Europe's Stefanos Tsitsipas on day one of the Laver Cup tennis tournament at the O2 in London, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A man sets fire to his own arm in protest against private jets (Photo: AP)

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