Sevilla fans mount tennis ball protest over late kick-off time

Posted by - April 23, 2012 - Football videos, Oddballs, Spain

Fans of Spanish side Sevilla launched a tennis ball protest after having the kick-off time of their match against Levante moved.

Supporters were unimpressed that their game was put back by half-an-hour so that broadcasters could soak up all the post-match reaction and interviews from Saturday’s El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. So they did the only thing they could: pelted the pitch with hundreds of tennis balls.

The motive behind the protest was made clear by a banner proclaiming: “Stop the match, Mourinho is talking.”

Of course, this wasn’t a unique protest. Fans of FC Basel also turned to tennis ball to vent their frustration back in 2010.

Video via 101GG