Owl Interrupts Soccer Match

SOCCER GAME VISITOR GIVES A HOOT, SUSPENDS PLAY: When it isn’t silly fans interrupting an important soccer match, it’s other fowl characters:

owl at soccer game


An owl flew in for a Euro 2008 qualifier between Finland and Belgium, causing a six-minute delay in the game. The bird sat on one of the goals, then did a couple of swoops around the stadium that would make Auburn’s War Eagle proud.

Monty Python Finland


After the hooter halt, Finland notched two goals and went on to win the match, no doubt fueled with revenge by being a poor second to Belgium when going abroad (audio link).