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The Hilarious History of Cats Disrupting Sporting Events

The Hilarious History of Cats Disrupting Sporting Events

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Last year a small, black cat made headlines at the beginning of Spanish Football Season when he wandered onto the field immediately after the beginning of the Barcelona vs. Elche match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. All eyes went to this amusing and frisky kitty as onlookers and athletes alike were amused watching stadium staff chase him relentlessly for what seemed like a great length of time.

The game's commentator remarked, "We don’t have a rat catcher, we need a cat catcher!" The amusing black kitty's claim to fame was finally over as the crowd roared with applause at his removal. Depending on your perspective, the frisky black cat was bad luck for Elche and good luck for Barcelona, since Barcelona won 3 to 0 that day!

The hilarious story is not actually one of a kind. It turns out that throughout history, cats have a longstanding reputation for disrupting important sporting events! Here are our NINE favorite stories over the years.

1. February 7, 2012

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This spunky cat ran on the pitch during the first half of the Liverpool-Tottenham English Premier League soccer game. Kitty is pictured here, stopped by Tottenham goalie Brad Friedel and having a quick break outside of the goalie box before seeing his way out.

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2. Donny the Dog and the Cat

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This stray cat decided to disrupt Israeli basketball game between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Hasharon at the beginning of a match before the Maccabi's Mascot, Donny the Dog, chased him away (and probably absolutely terrified him from ever coming back!)

3. July 14, 1984

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The Red Sox at Mariners, this small grey kitten puts up one heck of a fight when he bit the poor guy stuck wrangling the little distraction.