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BBC News: Alpaca pitch invader disrupts football match

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edited September 2020 in Coffee lounge
This story did make me laugh this morning!  :D

A football match was disrupted by an unusual pitch invader when an alpaca bounded on to the field.

Carlton Athletic's tie against Ilkley Town in West Yorkshire on Saturday was halted for 15 minutes when Oscar escaped from a nearby farm and joined the action.

Attempts were made to entice it off the pitch with food, before a farmer managed to shepherd it home.
After the bizarre delay, Ilkley went on to secure a 2-0 away win.

The sides play in the West Yorkshire League Premier Division, with Carlton, near Rothwell, "renowned" in the league for having alpacas nearby, Ilkley manager Simon Armstrong said.

"After 35 minutes it escaped, came through the entrance and proceeded to get on the pitch. The referee stopped the game," he said.

Here is the full article: Alpaca pitch invader disrupts football match (BBC News)



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