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Swiss fans serve up tennis ball protest
November 9th, 2010 12:09AM

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[VIDEO PICK] Fans of Swiss club Basel, upset that the kickoff of their team's game against Luzern was moved to earlier in the day by Swiss TV to accommodate the broadcast of Roger Federer's tennis match against Novak Djokovic, delayed the game by hurling tennis balls -- lots of them -- onto the field.

The fans chanted, "You determine the start time, we the kickoff," as they tossed enough tennis balls on the field to delay the game for 10 minutes.

The game ended 1-1 while Federer, a Basel native, won the final of the ATP Basel tournament.

"Funny and original," said Federer when informed of the protest.

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