A protester is winning praise on social media for running onto the field during the India vs Australia World Cup final while wearing a shirt that said ‘FREE PALESTINE’. The protester was seen standing next to Indian cricket player Virat Kohli and waving the Palestine flag.

In a clip released by Indian media publication ANI News, the protester revealed his name was John, and that he was an Australian citizen. He supported the Palestine cause.

Twitter users hailed John as the real ‘Player Of The Tournament’, congratulating him for taking a defiant stand.


Indian users have announced they are willing to fund legal aid to help John if he is arrested.