A paraglider who invaded France-Germany was caught on a Spidercam wire.

We’ve seen lots of stories about the various types of cable-suspended cameras over the years, from punts and passes hitting wires to great usages for kick returns and foggy games to questionable main-angle usages to attempts to bring those cameras into other sports. But what happened ahead of the Euro 2020 match between France and Germany in Munich Tuesday stood out. A Greenpeace activist paraglided into the stadium with a parachute covered in slogans, but got caught on the Spidercam. Here’s footage of that from Max Merrill of Deutsche Welle:

And here’s another angle from Florian Plettenberg of German TV channel Sport1:

There have been a few sports events disrupted by paragliding or parachuting protestors over the year, but it’s unusual to see one get caught on a camera wire. And it’s remarkable to see a camera system playing the kind of pitch-invader defense we usually see from security. Hopefully this didn’t lead to serious injury for anyone.

[Metro UK; photo via Max Merrill on Twitter]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.