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Basel Could Face UEFA Action for Greenpeace Protest

  • Guardian, Thursday, October 3, 2013 2:49 PM

FC Basel could face disciplinary action from UEFA after Greenpeace protesters briefly interrupted the Swiss club’s UEFA Champions League Group E match against Schalke on Tuesday night. The protestors dropped down from the roof of the stadium on ropes and then opened up a banner that read, “Gazprom, don’t foul the Arctic” and “Free the Arctic 30.” Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom is a sponsor of both the UCL and Schalke, which eventually won the encounter, 1-0.

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