Squirrel dodges groundskeepers on field before soccer game

Ben Hooper

Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A mischievous squirrel caused headaches for staff at a British stadium when it bolted onto the field before a professional soccer game.

Footage posted to YouTube by spectator William Kwiatkowski shows the squirrel running wild across the pitch at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, before Manchester City's Carabao Cup victory over the Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday.


The squirrel elicits laughter from the crowd as it dodges grounds workers attempting to corner the invading rodent.

Spectators can be heard questioning whether the pre-game spectacle would cause delays for the main match before the squirrel ran to a corner flag and was scooped up by a steward, a move that earned cheers from the spectators.

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