Pitch invader waving Palestinian flag disrupts Real Madrid-Sevilla UEFA Super Cup game

The Associated Press
August 12, 2014 03:38 PM

A fan runs onto the pitch holding a palestinian flag during the UEFA Super Cup soccer match between Real Madrid and Sevilla in Cardiff City Stadium, in Cardiff, Wales, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

CARDIFF, Wales - A pitch invader waving a Palestinian flag briefly held up the UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Sevilla on Tuesday.

The man appeared on the pitch in the closing stages of the showpiece fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium, and was taken away by stewards. European champion Real Madrid lifted the cup after winning 2-0.

Pro-Palestinian activism has been growing in Britain during the ongoing conflict between the Israeli military and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

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