Protest halts Basel Schalke encounter

Basel's Champions League game with Schalke is halted after protestors unveil a banner from the roof of St Jakob's Park.

Demonstrators have disrupted the Champions League Group E encounter between Basel and Schalke after unfurling a banner from the roof of St Jakob's Park.

In the fourth minute, play came to a halt as a banner reading "Don't Foul the Arctic" became visible from the top of the stand aimed at Schalke's sponsors, the Russian company Gazprom.

Referee Antonio Undiano stopped the match briefly as players and spectators, including UEFA president Michel Platini, looked on in bemusement.

The protest comes after 30 Greenpeace activists were arrested for scaling an Arctic oil platform belonging to Gazprom.

Schalke's midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng, Schalke's Peruvian striker Jefferson Farfan and Schalke's striker Adam Szalai celebrate scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen in the western German c
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