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Watch: Stray Dog attempts Free Kick in a football match

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Feb, 2020. 03:54 pm
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A stray dog invaded the field and earned praise for its ball handling after it ran on the pitch and disrupted a professional Turkish soccer match.

With fans and security personnel looking on from the sidelines at an Istanbul stadium, the players and a referee in the First Division struggled to win back the ball from the dog.

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.

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.

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