Premiership Rugby final stopped as Just Stop Oil protester invades pitch

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    Just Stop Oil protestors have invaded the Twickenham pitch at the Premiership final between Saracens and Sale.

    The finale of the English rugby union season was interrupted when individuals stormed the pitch and threw orange powder in a repeat of the scenes during a match at the World Snooker Championship earlier this year.

    The protestors were booed by the Twickenham crowd as they were apprehended by security and dragged off the pitch. Meanwhile, BT Sport, who wre broadcasting the final, cut away from the scenes. With no damage done to the playing surface, the match soon resumed with Saracens scoring a try immediately after the resumption.

    READ MORE: World Snooker Championships chaos as protester jumps on table and throws orange powder

    BBC reporter Sophie Hurcom, who is at Twickenham, said: "Out of nowhere, three protesters run onto the pitch, throwing orange powder around with them – the residue of which is still lying in patches on the Twickenham grass.

    "No sooner have they been caught and dragged off by security under a swarm of boos ringing around the ground, Saracens are on the attack straight from the restart and score a try."


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