Wimbledon Gets More Chaotic With Each Passing Day as Piers Morgan Blasts Protestors for Creating Ruckus Amid Grigor Dimitrov’s Opening Round Match

Published 07/05/2023, 5:09 PM EDT

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The grass-court season has taken center stage as the battle to win one of tennis’ oldest tournaments, the Wimbledon Championships, heats up. However, controversial-laden events have marred the glory of this tournament. From the disastrous Wimbledon poster to Nick Kyrgios’ controversial comments before pulling out of the tournament, this year’s grass-court Grand Slam tournament has seen it all. Former World Number 1 Andy Murray also broke his silence on this subject. Another major incident occurred during Grigor Dimitrov’s match on the third day of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships.

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Dimitrov was up against Japanese star Sho Shimabukuro in his first-round match today. As the Bulgarian was about to serve in his opening service game of the second set, two protestors stormed the court to create a ruckus. The video quickly went viral on social media and led to an impassioned reaction from controversial British journalist Piers Morgan.

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As ‘Just Stop Oil’ protestors interrupted Dimitrov’s first-round match, the group’s official Twitter handle shared the video of the event. Renowned television personality, Piers Morgan reacted to the video, strongly raising his voice against the two activists.

He said, “So gleeful at wrecking people’s hard-earned fun, again. This is why everyone hates you imbeciles.”

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The Just Stop Oil protestors spread orange ticker tapes all over the court as security officials rushed to stop them. Earlier, Wimbledon’s sponsorship by Barclays Bank caused a massive objection as the latter has reportedly lent 30 billion pounds to Oil and Gas companies that are widely responsible for causing climate change.

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As a result of their actions, the two protestors have been taken into custody. Play resumed a while back amidst huge boos from the crowd on Court 18.

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Grigor Dimitrov breezes into the second round of the 2023 Wimbledon Championships

The brief stoppage in play hardly seemed to affect the former Wimbledon semi-finalist. Grigor Dimitrov required just over an hour and a half to overcome his Japanese opponent in straight sets (6-1, 6-2, 6-1). Additionally, he managed to hold his serve throughout the match while breaking his opponent on seven occasions.

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In the second round, Dimitrov will take on the winner of the match between Ilya Ivashka and Federico Coria.

Will we see more such disruptions from Just Stop Oil in the upcoming days? Only time will tell.

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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