The Hilarious History of Cats Disrupting Sporting Events
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
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.via:Catingtonpost