Look: Harvard vs. Yale Halftime Interrupted by Climate Change Protesters' Sit-In

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2019

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 17:  Harvard Crimson fans cheer during a game against the Yale Bulldogs at Fenway Park on November 17, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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The annual rivalry matchup between the Harvard and Yale football teams was delayed at halftime Saturday because of a protest over climate change, according to multiple reports:

Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

At halftime of Harvard-Yale a sit in protesting climate issues has broken out on the field, at least delaying the second half and the way the protest is growing I would be shocked if the game continues. https://t.co/2BWCU2fLuI

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

The Harvard-Yale game was delayed by students protesting climate change. https://t.co/IDlLNF2W3G

Chris Boulay @chrismboulay

Legit I don't think they will be able to continue the game. PA announcer pleading with those on the field to leave the field as a courtesy to the players. Guys I don't think Yale's winning today.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post noted security started to move some of the protesters off the field, while Matt Barrie of ESPN added that protestors were being arrested at their own request, though the game will continue:

Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

Most protesters left. But many staying behind and security has moved in and some security has more forcefully removed protesters at the Harvard-Yale game. https://t.co/eh7PTm8Eve

Matt Barrie @MattBarrie

Harvard-Yale update: The protestors have told police they want to be arrested. So police have tied them together, two at a time, and are taking them off the field. Kickoff in about 10-mins.

Harvard (4-5) was leading Yale (8-1) 15-3.