Greenpeace activists target Real Madrid press conference, leaving Carlo Ancelotti looking bemused

Champions League sponsor Gazprom were the target

Simon Rice
Monday 09 December 2013 19:44

Despite getting in so much trouble during a protest in Russia recently, Greenpeace activists haven't been put off taking on some of the world's greatest powers - in this case Real Madrid.

The most powerful football club on earth, which during the summer spent £86m on a single player in the shape of Gareth Bale, were today targeted by activists raising awareness of potential damage caused to the Arctic by the extraction of natural gas.

As Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and defender Pepe spoke to the press ahead of their Champions League game against FC Copenhagen, a banner with the words "Save the Arctic, show Gazprom the red card" unfurled behind them.

Gazprom are one of the sponsors of the Champions League.

It is likely FC Copenhagen will be punished for the incident. After activists interupted a Champions League game in October with a massive banner at St Jakob Stadium, Basel were fined £25,000.

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