A black cat invades pitch, delays Barcelona’s La Liga opener

August 24, 2014

A black cat walks on the pitch prior to the Spanish league football match between Barcelona and Elche at the Camp Nou stadium. (Josep Lago / AFP / Getty Images)

Barcelona’s La Liga opener against Elche was interrupted briefly when an overenthused spectator ran onto the field at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona.

The invader, a sleek black cat dubbed a “cheeky beggar” by the BBC, gamboled and streaked about the pitch before being corralled by authorities. Hope nobody is superstitious.

Eventually, the kitty wore out and, rather than flopping onto the field, he/she allowed himself/herself to be captured.

H/T SB Nation

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Cindy Boren · August 24, 2014