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Who are Just Stop Oil? Environmental group takes credit for Everton’s goalpost protest against Newcastle

EVERTON saw their match against Newcastle interrupted as a green protester tied himself to the goal post.

A group called Just Stop Oil then claimed responsibility for the incident.

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A protester named Louis, 21, chained himself to a goal post in protest against new oil fields in the North SeaCredit: Reuters

Who are Just Stop Oil?

Just Stop Oil is a group protesting against the expansion of oil fields in the North Sea.

Following the Everton protest, they tweeted: “Our government is betraying us by funding new oilfields in the North Sea.

“New oil means the destruction of our children’s future. It means war on small island states.

“And that means suffering now for the poorest and most marginalized in all regions.”

What happened at Everton against Newcastle?

During Everton’s game against Newcastle at Goodison Park, a man ran onto the pitch and chained himself to the goal post by the neck.

This left the stewards needing bolt cutters before they could escort him off the field.

And before they could get him away, an Everton fan invaded the pitch and grabbed him.

Just Stop Oil protester Louis had to be dragged off the pitch by stewards who needed bolt cutters to get him off the goal post

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Just Stop Oil protester Louis had to be dragged off the pitch by stewards who needed bolt cutters to get him off the goal postCredit: Getty
An Everton fan was apprehended by stewards after attacking the protester

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An Everton fan was apprehended by stewards after attacking the protesterCredit: Getty

Just Stop Oil then revealed on Twitter that the protester was a 21-year-old named Louis.

They wrote: “Tonight Louis, a 21-year-old Just Stop Oil supporter, clung to the Goodison Park goal post wearing a Just Stop Oil t-shirt, forcing the referee to interrupt play briefly .

“In explaining why he chose this action, Louis said, ‘It’s 2022 and it’s time to look up, it’s time to step in and not sit idly by. It’s time to act like it’s an emergency.

“Report after report tells me my future is going to be dire, and my government tells me not to worry and contribute to a pension.

“But we have a choice. We can choose to point out that our climate is deteriorating, we can choose to resist this government that betrays us, we can choose to intervene and not sit idly by.

Another protester in the group unsuccessfully attempted a similar action in Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool the previous day.