May 19, 2023
No regrets. When this ball-loving dog saw his moment, he took it—no matter the fact that the “opportunity” was quite inopportune to nearly everyone else. As it turns out, however, it was a much-loved ten seconds of fame, regardless, reports The Dodo.
Two professional teams, Curicó Unido and Palestino, faced off in a heated soccer match recently at a stadium in Chile. Although Palestine would ultimately close out the game with a 1–0 victory, the real winner of the night had on no uniform at all.
The game was momentarily halted due to the adorable interruption—yet, sure enough, the crowd still went wild.
The object of the dog’s desire—which was only in his grasp for a few seconds—sadly fell to the grass as player Maximiliano Salas hefted him in his arms and gently escorted him away.
As the dog was hauled off the field, he showed zero regrets about his bold attempt.
Where the dog had come from exactly is anyone’s guess—but with that simple act, he secured himself a place as a sports legend.
Ball is life, after all.
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