Greenpeace donates to charity after Basel protest

The Swiss soccer club FC Basel says Greenpeace donated a

”considerable sum” to a charity supported by the team after

environmental activists disrupted a Champions League match.

Basel says Greenpeace has made the donation to a children’s home

in Romania following the Oct. 1 protest. The team says Greenpeace

acknowledged damage to the club’s reputation.

European soccer’s governing body fined Basel $41,000 for the

security breach at St. Jakob Park during a match against

Schalke.

Greenpeace activists descended from the stadium roof to unfurl a

banner in protest of the Russian oil and gas firm Gazprom, which

sponsors the Champions League and Schalke.

The banner also referred to 30 people detained in Russia after

their boat was seized during a protest at an Arctic drilling

platform.