Cat invades soccer pitch as players break their Ramadan fast during a match

Sandra Salathe
Thursday 15 April 2021 14:23
Looks like soccer players in Turkey received an unlikely guest during a recent match (beIN Sports Turkiye)

During a recent soccer match in Turkey, players received an unlikely visitor while taking a break during a match.

Ankara Keciorengucu players were in the middle of breaking their fast for Ramadan, when an orange and white stray cat sauntered onto the field an interrupted the pitch.

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Footage released by beIN Sports Turkiye, shows players eating bananas and dates during their first division game.

According to beIN Sports Turkiye, the game was on break because of an injury when the unlikely guest wandered onto the field.

Players couldn’t help but look amused as the referee tried to capture the cat. Eventually the game resumed and all was well in the realm of international soccer.

Considered the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, Ramadan is a time of spiritual discipline, when one’s relationship with God or Allah is thoroughly examined.

During this time, Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset, engage in extra prayer and study the Qur’an.

If you’d like to learn more about Ramadan, we put together an explainer, including how to wish someone a Happy Ramadan.