Remember when Rally Cat ran on field during the Cardinals vs Royals game back in August? Well, this dog is the spiritual successor to that cat.
Both animals invaded a sports event. Both did not want to leave the field, and before they eventually did, they trolled a few humans first.
Rally Cat was a mackeral (grey) tabby cat who ran onto the baseball diamond; the Cardinals won the game. Now he’s a sort of good-luck charm.
Although he certainly did not bring good luck to Lucas Hackmann, the grounds crew member who picked him up. Rally Cat gave Hackmann 3 bites for his trouble. (Read more here: http://wapo.st/2jELIs7)
A similar event happened on November 9th, when a playful dog ran onto the soccer field during a match in Argentina. Like with Rally Cat, this yellow canine saw fit to mess with the humans a bit.
First, the dog ran into a player’s legs from behind, causing him to trip and fall. Whatahowler.com described this canine “player’s” behavior this way: He “heinously tackled the man with the ball from behind to gain possession. It was a reckless challenge worthy of the red card….” (In case you didn’t know, the red card is when a player is thrown out of the game.)
Without missing a beat, the dog rushed up to the ball and claimed it as his own!
After that, I almost expected the unknown canine to head for the goal. But no, he did not. He just cheerfully wagged his tail, guarding the ball, as the player he had tripped walked over. The player picked Fido up and carried him off the field while the crowd clapped.
One would think that this would be the end of the dog’s antics.
About 20 seconds after the next kick-off, Fido runs back on field, seemingly eager to join in the fun. He dashes in front of the goalie, then lays down, perhaps hoping for a belly rub.
Instead, he gets carried off the field, for good this time.
The punishment for this double offense was, appropriately, several dog treats.
Thanks for reading. Come back next week for a spoiler-free book review of Marley & Me, the hilarious yet touching novel about a dog as dumb as a post yet as loyal as Old Yeller.
Until then, enjoy the video!