Monday night’s National Championship game between Clemson and Alabama got off to a rather odd start. During the opening drive, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw a pick-six and shortly after the PAT attempt, an apparent animal protestor ran on the field with a sign.
Reporters at the game noted that it took security a while to notice before carrying the woman off the field.
A woman carrying a sign, presumably a protestor, got onto the Levi’s Stadium field after the PAT. Security seemed to take a moment to realize what was happening, but then quickly dragged her off.
— Ben Fischer (@BenFischerSBJ) January 8, 2019
Eventually, a police officer and several security personnel responded and literally carried the protestor to the tunnel.
ESPN’s Marty Smith captured video of the odd scene.
So this lady ran on the field.
Police removed her. pic.twitter.com/wdYoZWty5a
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) January 8, 2019
Photos showed that she was carrying a sign or banner that said “Right to Rescue.”
BREAKING: Teen activist and animal sanctuary operator @Zoe_Rooster is in police custody after taking the field of the NCAA National Championship Game to demand the #RightToRescue animals from exploitation! pic.twitter.com/8183V7UF5X
— Direct Action Everywhere (@DxEverywhere) January 8, 2019
Clemson would go on to rout ‘Bama, 44-16.