They finally sent off the uninvited guest by throwing the ball off the field – but the dog fetched it and returned for a second appearance just as play resumed.
A stray dog invaded the pitch during a football match in Turkey and returned for a second appearance just as play is about to be resumed pic.twitter.com/9F5Oc1Q9n0
— Neil 🇺🇸 Ⓥ #StayHome (@basementvegan) February 18, 2020
Midfielder Zeki Yildirim carried the dog off the field so that the game could resume. Security and players alike had quite a time attempting to wrangle the pup before he ultimately carried away, though. Distracting the dog with two different balls eventually did the trick.
It’s been quite the year for animals taking the field in the sporting world.
Fatih Karagumruk Spor won the game 2-1 over visiting Giresunspor, from northeastern Turkey, in the league below Turkey’s Premier League.