A Greenpeace protester’s life flashed before their very eyes after a stunt nearly went wrong ahead of France’s Euro 2020 clash with Germany in Munich. The daring parachuter intended to land on the turf ahead of kick-off to get some time in the limelight but the swoop very nearly ended in disaster.
In footage captured by German broadcaster Max Merrill, the parachuter appeared to get caught in the stadium’s spider cam.
Yet thankfully, the individual managed to break free but the situation only escalated from there.
The collision with the spider cam then set the parachuter swinging towards the stands but a late change of direction saw them narrowly miss the press box and a collection of supporters, with some forced to duck.
BT Sport broadcaster Archie Rhind-Tutt saw the incident from inside the stadium and he was under no illusions it was a close shave.
Replays later showed that part of the activist’s equipment smashed during the collision and rained down to the touchline.
France boss Didier Deschamps scurried into the dugout to avoid getting his by debris.
Rudiger was then the first to console the parachuter, to check whether he was okay.
Understandably, he appeared to be shaken up following the heavy impact.