Saturday, February 11, 2012

10 Animals Horrendous in the World of Sport

Premier League match between Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday (7/2) had to be stopped temporarily due to a cat come in and run around the field of Anfield.

Within hours, the cat was immediately popular.

It turned out that in addition to 'The Anfield Cat', there are more animals that characterize the history of modern sport. Here are nine other animals that stole the headlines sports, such as those contained in

Pickles the dog in the 1966 World Cup

England World Cup in 1966 started even before the tournament started terrible: One week after the defending champions Brazil the Jules Rimet trophy handed to the British, the trophy was stolen during an exhibition at Central Hall in Westminster.

Brazil's wrath, and said such incidents would never happen in their country, who adores football more than anything else. Thief would not be willing to touch the cup. Fortunately, rescue came in the form of a dog.

Pickles dog into action to track trophy. He found the cup lying at the bottom of a fence, probably while looking for a place to pee.

The rest is history: Bobby Moore led England to victory of the summer, and Brazil won again in 1970 after their third win. In 1983 the cup was stolen again, this time in Brazil. But the wrath of the people do not like 17 years earlier.

Paul the Octopus

Football fans will remember the average of three things about the 2010 World Cup. First, kick kungfu Nigel de Jong is amazing on Xabi Alonso. Second, the "goal" Frank Lampard against Germany and unrest in British camps.

Third - and most impressive - is Paul the Octopus. This eight-armed animal to be a global sensation after successfully guessed the right number of matches in World Cup winner. You do this by selecting one of two boxes marked with the flag of the player.

Paul even guessing is apt that Spain will beat Holland in the final game.

Unfortunately, several months after the World Cup, Paul died peacefully in his sleep at the age of two years. Paul bye!

Gull golf courses in the Players Championship in 1998

American golfer Steve Lowery was initially quite pleased with himself when playing the 17th hole of the famous TPC Stadium field: he hit a beautiful shot right into the middle of the island green on the par-3 complex.

But a passing gull has another idea: the bird's Lowery picked up the ball, roll in the meadow with its beak, then picked it up, fly, and drop it in the lake.

Luckily for Lowery, golf rules set for the crime of birds such as: because the ball has stopped before he took it, he is allowed to replace the ball on the prairie.

Bees Visakhapatnam cricket stadium

ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam, India, is one of the latest international cricket stadium, built in 2003.

There's only one problem with the stadium: there are many bee colonies in places around the stadium. There in the trees in place, while others in the rafters of the stands. But all of them very much and each honeycomb is filled with other winged animals.

When the beast flying out of the nest, the players and match officials had no choice but to lie on the ground until the herd is gone. Meanwhile, spectators running around the stands and try to avoid stings.

The first international match at the stadium, between India and Pakistan in 2005, is also plagued by a crowd of bees, and on one TV commentator game locked up in their glass boxes for bees around the press room.

Indian newspaper The Hindu reported that the cost of moving the bees were very expensive.

Squirrel Highbury, Arsenal v Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final, April 2006

Are to be highlighted at the European finals at Highbury Arsenal Kolo Toure is not the goal at minute 41 that finally put the Gunners in their first Champions League final. But the gray squirrel that ran onto the field for several minutes.

Camel cricket in Tasmania in 1984
a cricket match in Tasmania between Launceston and Old enemies Suttonians stalled because most bizarre situation imaginable in 1984: entry into the herd of camels carrying the cricket field.

The game must be stopped to catch the animal, which escaped from a circus in the area near the stadium. But peace did not last long. The camels back into the game three more times.

The canine pitch invader, England v Brazil, World Cup quarter-final, June 1962

When a stray dog ran onto the field in Vina del Mar, Chile, during the World Cup quarter-final match for England against Brazil, the England striker Jimmy Greaves who caught the dog and took him off the field.

Greaves received applause is rare in a rare moment of that awful afternoon: not only England lost 3-1, the dog also urinated on the Tottenham striker as he handed it to the match committee.

Wimbledon Pigeon

Some people, like Mike Tyson, believe pigeons are beautiful creatures, and full of charm. But for others, who have been targeted as one of the pigeons flew over Trafalgar Square, may not agree.

In 2000, the All England Club to hire hawks called Hamish to repel pigeons, birds of prey are complete even pass a laminated card is free to enter tournaments.

But in 2008 the falcon patrols proved inadequate, and a sniper team is hired to shoot the birds. That can make the tournament is free from interference pigeons - but inviting trouble with animal lovers groups.

Pigeons 'go around' baseball in March 2001

Baseball star Randy Johnson became the unwanted headlines in 2001 when he was accidentally killed during the match pigeons.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher threw his best fastball to Calvin Murray of the San Francisco Giants. But when he did, a pigeon swooped down into the ground at high speed.

Unfortunately the bird, with a high-speed flight was exactly on track Johnson’s ball with speed of 95 km per hour. The result? The bird was killed in an explosion of feathers are amazing.The result? The bird was killed in an explosion of feathers are amazing.

"I sat there waiting for him, and I hope to catch pigeons, and all you see is an explosion," said Rod Barajas, Diamondbacks catcher at the time. "It was pretty crazy. There are still feathers down there."

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