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Greenpeace protesters "interrupted the Champions League match between Basel and Schalke 04 on Tuesday when they dropped down on ropes from the stadium roof and unfurled a banner protesting against tournament sponsors Gazprom," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Play "was halted for around five minutes when four protesters wearing orange boiler suits and helmets descended slowly on ropes which they had dropped from the roof after a few minutes of play." The banners read, "Gazprom, don't foul the Arctic" and "Free the Arctic 30" and had Greenpeace written at the bottom. The protesters "then hauled themselves back onto the roof while officials watched from the touchline and the match continued" (REUTERS, 10/1).
Liga MX side UANL Tigres is "requesting that its fans and followers, as well as the community in general, unite in an effort to collect provisions in support of the 1.2 million Mexicans in 309 communities that have lost something or everything due to recent torrential rains and flooding," according to Diego Armando Medina of LA AFICION. The date for the Tigres-organized event is Saturday from 4-8pm at the team's University Stadium, which will "become an enormous collection center for contributions of the following items: cooking oil, sugar, juices, salt, cereal, instant coffee and flour." In exchange for donations, "participants will receive tickets for a raffle that will be held the following Tuesday, when 500 Tigres jerseys signed by the players will be given away, with the winning numbers being announced via the Tigres' social networks" (LA AFICION, 10/1).
PACHUCA TO MAKE DONATIONS: LA AFICION reported Liga MX side Pachuca will donate what it "makes on ticket sales for its next game to those affected by Hurricane Ingrid." At the request of Pachuca's players, which will cover the costs, admission to their game on Saturday against Liga MX rival Veracruz will be free "for fans who have regularly attended the team's game this season." The club is requesting that "to enter the stadium, fans must present two tickets from games played earlier this season." All money raised "will be donated directly to those affected by Hurricane Ingrid" (LA AFICION, 10/1).