College football game paused as more than 60 protestors storm the field
An Ivy League football game was put on hold during a protest on Saturday.
Penn and Yale were in action in Philadelphia, the Quakers’ homecoming game. However, with the game tied at 10 in the 2nd quarter, “over 60 protesters” with a group called “Fossil Free Penn” came onto the field, leading it to be brought to a halt, according to The Daily Pennsylvanian.
BREAKING: Over 60 protestors have rushed Franklin Field during the Penn homecoming football game. The game has been paused for over 30 minutes and protestors — members of Fossil Free Penn — have refused to leave the field. Story to follow.
— The Daily Pennsylvanian (@dailypenn) October 22, 2022
The protest is in relation to the pending sale of the University City Townhomes. Following the sale, the property will reportedly lose its HUD designation, meaning a number of residents that qualified for affordable housing benefits will be forced to move.
A pair of signs, one reading “Save the UC Townhomes” and another from the stands stating, “Which side are you on?” have been unfurled as part of the protest.
— no context college football (@nocontextcfb) October 22, 2022
Penn is currently 5-0 on the season. Yale is 4-1.