Animal Pitch Invaders

Andrea Barzagli helps save a ladybug on the pitch

https://www.youtube.com/embed/1x6BNFS_7Ik Prior to Italy’s match against Sweden, Andrea Barzagli spotted a ladybug on the pitch as he warmed up. Most people wouldn’t think twice about a little bug in the grass, but Barzagli takes his job as a defender very seriously. First he tried to pick up his new friend, then called over one of …

Super happy dog interrupts Copa Libertadores match

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EeXxg0QkhlQ The happiest attendee at the Copa Libertadores match between Deportivo Tachira and Pumas had to be the dog that invaded the pitch early in the first half. Play was halted as the Venezuelan dog jumped around from player to player, looking for someone to have some fun with. Pumas defender Gerardo Alcoba finally picked …

Dog on the pitch prompts commentators to bark

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pu7c4YQr5xc A canine pitch invader interrupted a match between Union Santa Fe and Temperley in Argentina, delighting the television commentators so much that they began to bark like dogs. The dog ran around a bit before one player subdued it with belly tickles and held it until an opponent awkwardly carried it off the pitch …

Cat stares down Fenerbahce’s bench

Fenerbahçe yedek kulübesini teftiş eden kedi pic.twitter.com/ochOh8qFjZ — Fotomaç (@fotomac) January 30, 2016 Having successfully proven their dominance over football in England, the world’s cats are now aiming to extend their influence to other countries. A member of the Feline Football Rebellion (FFR) made an appearance during Fenerbahce’s match against Kayserispor on Saturday. It slowly …

Anfield Cat’s cousin invades Everton FA Cup match

In 2012, there was Anfield cat: a feline that rose to international fame by invading the pitch during a Premier League match between Liverpool and Spurs. It happened again at Anfield in 2014 (and previously way back in 1964), but now we have evidence that there is also an Everton following amongst the cats of …

Goat invades Greek match, wants to play in goal

Everyone should pursue their dreams. Even if you’re a goat. One goat on the Greek island of Crete refused to be denied his dream of being a goalkeeper, repeatedly invading the pitch during a recent match despite the human footballers pulling it away by its horns. Each time the goat tried to replace the goalkeeper …