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Watch the Shadow of This Plane and You’ll Understand Why Tennis Fans Were Freaked Out

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"Did anyone see a shadow of a plane flying backwards just now?"

Image source: Twitter

Tennis fans watching the French Open on TV were left scratching their heads over a shadow that looked like an airplane flying backward over Roland Garros stadium.

Image via Twitter

Neither the announcers nor fans in the stands reacted to the odd phenomenon, but social media was a completely different story.

But the odd visual isn't much of a mystery at all, and the reason fans, players and announcers never mentioned the shadow is because they were able to see what was causing it.

It was a robotic camera, rigged to fly over the stadium on wires, and mounted on a model of sponsor Emirates Airline's A380 aircraft. At about 150 feet above the ground, the shadows from the wires don't show up.

Image source: Emirates.com

Case closed.

(H/T: Yahoo Sports)

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