Munich, September 27.08.2022, 18, 45:XNUMX a.m – The Bundesliga top game between Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach was just interrupted by five supporters from the last generation. In front of 75.000 spectators in the Allianz Arena, they ran onto the field and chained themselves to the goal posts to make it clear that the impending climate collapse will not stop at the Germans' favorite sport.
The game between the two first division teams is described as a traditional game. They have been dueling for first place for decades. “The climate crisis is also a traditional game. Governments and empires are driving us ever further towards destruction with their deadly fossil fuel policy. If we want to see football rolling with our children in the future, we must not close our eyes to the climate crisis now.”says Lina Schinköthe (20) before she enters the field.
What else can we do to save football? “We have to be brutally honest with each other!”said Gladbach coach Daniel Farke before the game. Lisa Winkelmann (20), who interrupts today's game, also demands brutal honesty:
“We are on the verge of losing all of our livelihoods. There will be extreme droughts, floods, crop failures, famines and water shortages. I'm afraid of losing my family, my friends, people I love. I can’t just watch our livelihoods being ripped away from us!”
“And while our world is already burning, drying up and flooding, and hundreds of thousands are already starving and fleeing, our government is failing completely. Instead of slamming on the brakes, we look away, trivialize it and continue to accelerate. Even though we know that this is exactly what ends fatally”, Moritz Sieghart (20) explains his current civil resistance against the federal government's deadly fossil fuel business.
Citizens have already interrupted sporting events in other countries, most recently in England and France.
The Last Generation is part of the international A22 Network, which carries out peaceful actions of civil resistance in 10 countries worldwide against the lack of action against the impending climate collapse.
Mathematics student Leonardo Elgas (23), who also ran onto the field today, appeals to those around him: “The more people we have on the football fields and especially on the streets, the greater the political pressure to act. The next few years will decide the future of everything we hold dear. What will you do during this time?”
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