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A scary incident unfolded at Roland Garros during today’s French Open quarterfinal match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori, as play had to be halted for 40 minutes when a piece of the scoreboard above the stands at center court fell onto some spectators.
Thankfully, no one appeared to be seriously injured, with only three spectators requiring medical attention, and only one needing a trip to the hospital due to a cut on his wrist.
Apparently, the board that fell onto the spectators was put in place to protect those same spectators from pigeon droppings—as that area of the stadium is said to be home to plenty of feathered-rats. Some spectators were forced to evacuate their seats while stadium workers in hard-hats checked out the damage. And once they deemed it safe, the match continued, with Tsonga prevailing in five sets, 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3.
Here’s a look at the piece of debris falling onto fans at the French Open:
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— Steph Trudel (@TrudelSteph) June 2, 2015
Hat Tip – [ESPN]