Mon Nov 08 02:40pm EST
Fans of Swiss Super League leaders FC Basel and second place FC Luzern thought the match between their two clubs should have been the most important sporting event in all of Switzerland on Sunday. So, when a Swiss TV company arranged to have kickoff moved up to 12:45 p.m. to ensure the match would be over in time for the 3 p.m. start of the ATP Basel tournament final between Novak Djokovic and local boy Roger Federer (who is also FC Basel's most famous fan), the fans of the two football clubs were not pleased.
To express that displeasure and attempt to delay the match into overlapping with the tennis final, they hurled a massive amount of tennis balls on the pitch shortly after the match began. And once stadium staff picked them all up, the clever fans did it again, forcing another delay.
In the end, FC Basel delighted their supporters by coming up with a late goal to retain the top spot with a 1-1 draw and Roger Federer beat Djokovic to win the ATP Basel title for the fourth time in five years.