We are very pleased with the free publicity we are being given by the UK press and must not forget why these protest are taking place.....Ryanair wrecking so many young lives as Probationary Ryanair Cabin Crew....Charging a Fee of up to 3000 euro for this scam job...Recruitment for Termination is the Ryanair way...View report here.. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/after-trenton-oldfield-boat-race-784759
If you want to win attention there are few better places than at a massive sporting event.
Just ask Trenton Oldfield. The 35-year-old activist risked injury when he swam into the middle of this weekend’s Boat Race, apparently protesting against “elitism”.
But he’s just the latest in a long list of protesters fighting for a cause or just their 15 minutes of fame...
SUFFRAGETTE Emily Davison, 40, a teacher died four days after throwing herself under King George V’s horse Anmer to promote the cause of votes for women.
She had previously spent time in prison for public disturbances, including a month of hard labour in Strangeways where she had resisted force-feeding.
FUTURE Labour MP Peter Hain was the leader of the Stop the Seventy Tour campaign, an anti-apartheid movement aimed at derailing the South African rugby team’s trip to Britain by invading pitches wherever the Springboks played.
The protests worked and led to the cancellation of a planned South African cricket tour in 1970 and paved the way for the country’s sporting isolation.
ON display at the museum at rugby union HQ is a policeman’s helmet, which hopefully has had a good wash.
On April 20, 1974, Aussie Michael O’Brien became the world’s first streaker at a major sporting event when he ran out naked on to the pitch at Twickers during a match between England and France.
The bearded, long- haired 25 year-old accountant, who’d stripped for a bet, was grabbed by cop Bruce Perry, who famously covered O’Brien’s privates with his PC’s helmet, now on display in the museum.
CAMPAIGNERS demanding the release of George Davis, jailed for his part in an armed robbery, dug holes in the Leeds pitch and poured oil over one end of the wicket.
Walls around the ground were also covered with slogans in support of the East London taxi driver.
The game was abandoned as a draw. Four people were charged with vandalism.
Three were handed suspended sentences while one was jailed for 18 months.
AT half-time during an England-Australia rugby union match, Erica Roe grabbed global headlines by running on to the pitch topless.
Erica, who had been drinking, said: “I heard all this screaming and thought, ‘I have to get off, the second half is starting’.
"But I quickly realised the roar was for me. Then I behaved like an egotistical b****, put my arms in the air and went, ‘Yes! Hi!’ That was fun.”
The 24-year-old bookseller with the 40inch chest went on to make £8,000 in modelling work after being escorted from the pitch with a policeman’s helmet protecting her modesty.
RIDDICK Bowe and Evander Holyfield were fighting for the world heavyweight boxing title when they both almost received a knock-out blow from above.
James Miller, from Nevada, who went under another name “Fan Man” used his powered paraglider to fly into the arena, crashing into the ring.
The fighters’ security team knocked him unconscious before his paraglider was pulled to pieces for souvenirs.
He later joked: “It was a heavyweight fight and I was the only guy who got knocked out.”
IT took two years for Karl Power to meticulously plan his sporting sting – well worth it as it’s since gone down as one of the most memorable in history.
Ahead of Man Utd’s Champions’ League clash with Bayern Munich, Power, from nearby Droylsden, strolled out on to the pitch in his kit and posed with the team.
This was one of Power’s many stunts. Others include performing a Haka dance on the sidelines of a rugby match between England and Italy, and conning his way into the winner’s enclosure at the 2002 British Grand Prix at Silverstone – where he hit Michael Schumacher with a cucumber.
BRAZIL’S Vanderlei De Lima was comfortably in front of the chasing pack during the marathon when a protester jumped in front of him and pushed him into the crowds.
The protester was Cornelius ”Neil” Horan, a defrocked priest who claimed to be highlighting the imminent end of the world and urging people to read the bible before it was too late.
Horan, who was said to suffer from mental health problems, was handed a 12-month suspended prison sentence.
It was Horan’s second “protest”. In 2003 he ran on the Silverstone track during the British Grand Prix.
LIVERPOOL exhibitionist Mark Roberts stunned spectators and police in the US during Super Bowl XXXVIII between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots on February 1.
After coming on to the pitch disguised as a referee he stripped off and spent 30 seconds cavorting in a thong in front of millions of viewers before he was tackled and bundled off the field.
The 39-year-old dad of three has streaked almost 500 times – including at the Mr Universe contest, the bull run in Pamplona, and somehow at the 2008 World Snooker Championship final.
His most notorious streak was during a live 1995 broadcast of This Morning, where he swam on to Fred Talbot’s floating weather map.
JOHN Foley interrupted the match between Everton and Manchester City in protest against Ryanair who he claimed had unfairly sacked his daughter.
After running on to the pitch, Foley, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with an anti-Ryanair message, handcuffed himself to the City goalpost causing the game to be delayed for five minutes while police used boltcutters to free him.
It is believed Foley chose to protest at this match because the airline’s boss, Michael O’Leary, a City supporter, was watching. City then went on to lose the game 1-0.
Protest took place against Europe's Greatest Training Robbers Of Young People
Let us not forget the young Probationary Ryanair Cabin Crew getting exploited by Ryanair..These protests are to highlight these issues...The Grand National is the next big sporting event that is watched by 500 Million people world wide, could this be the next sporting protest....