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France vs Germany: Greenpeace protestor nearly crashes into fans during Euro 2020 match

The Greenpeace activist landed on the pitch just moments before kick off (Getty)

A Greenpeace protestor nearly crashed into fans just moments before France’s Euro 2020 match against Germany on Tuesday evening.

Shortly before kick off, the activist could be seen flying overhead by parachute at the Allianz Stadium.

But as he descended towards the pitch his parachute caught one of the wires which is linked with the stadium’s spider camera, which gives a birds-eye view of the pitch.

That collision sent the activist drastically off course and his swoop over the stands only narrowly missed spectators.

The activist landed on the pitch near Germany defender Antonio Rudiger and was quickly apprehended and led away by security.

The yellow parachute included the slogan ‘Kick out oil’ as well as Volkswagen’s logo. The German car manufacturer are one of the main sponsors of Euro 2020.

MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 15: A Greenpeace activist lands on the pitch the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between France and Germany at Allianz Arena on June 15, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/Getty Images)

Caption: MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 15: A Greenpeace activist lands on the pitch the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between France and Germany at Allianz Arena on June 15, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/Getty Images)
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Caption: MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 15: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) . Parachutist is seen prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between France and Germany on June 15, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
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Caption: MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 15: A Greenpeace Activist lands a paraglider inside the stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between France and Germany on June 15, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Marc Mueller – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
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Caption: epa09274405 A Greenpeace activist lands with a parachute on the pitch prior to the UEFA EURO 2020 group F preliminary round soccer match between France and Germany in Munich, Germany, 15 June 2021. EPA/Alexander Hassenstein / POOL (RESTRICTIONS: For editorial news reporting purposes only. Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage. Photographs published in online publications shall have an interval of at least 20 seconds between the posting.)
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Caption: Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Group F – France v Germany – Football Arena Munich, Munich, Germany – June 15, 2021 A Greenpeace protestor on the pitch before the match Pool via REUTERS/Lukas Barth-Tuttas
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Caption: MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 15: A greenpeace protester and pitch invader is helped up by Antonio Ruediger of Germany on the pitch prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between France and Germany at Football Arena Munich on June 15, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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Caption: Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Group F – France v Germany – Football Arena Munich, Munich, Germany – June 15, 2021 A Greenpeace protestor on the pitch before the match Pool via REUTERS/Matthias Hangst
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Caption: MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 15: A greenpeace protester and pitch invader is removed from the pitch by stewards after flying in to the stadium prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between France and Germany at Football Arena Munich on June 15, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach – Pool/Getty Images)
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