A protest action by climate activists of the “last generation” led to the brief interruption of FC Bayern’s top Bundesliga game against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday evening. In the early stages, the stadium stewards of the Allianz Arena led people off the field who had run to the goals scored by Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Yann Sommer. It seemed as if they wanted to attach themselves to the goalposts.
In a press release, the “Last Generation” wrote that this happened “to make it clear that the impending climate collapse will not stop at the Germans’ favorite sport”. According to the information, five people were involved, including three 20-year-olds. Sky commentator Wolff-Christoph Fuss had read the lettering on the clothing (“Stop the fossil madness”) during the incident.
Bayern’s Benjamin Pavard talked to an activist, Thomas Müller yelled at her, trying to stop her on the way to goal.
This year, the climate activists of the “last generation” have already blocked hundreds of streets nationwide. Last Thursday, activists glued themselves to a museum picture in the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, and on Wednesday to the frame of a large painting in the Städel in Frankfurt.
On Tuesday there was a similar action in the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden. The activists are demanding that Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) do more to expand renewable energies.