Just a few minutes into the soccer match between FC Thun and FC Zurich, an uninvited, weasel-like guest arrived on the pitch at Thun Arena. A marten, known as agile animals, ran across the field proving to be a difficult
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catch. When grabbed by Zurich player Loris Benito, the marten bit his finger, sending Benito to the locker room for repairs and the chase resumed. FCZ goaltender David Da Costa finally grabbed the intruder, his goalkeeping gloves providing some protection.
Following the sideshow FC Zurich went on to a 4-0 victory. Interviewed after the game Benito said, “We already have the lion as a mascot, but it may well be that the marten luck has brought us.” As for his injury, Benito said “In hindsight, it was obviously foolish of me [to try and catch it.] Who knows what diseases that animal could have? All I wanted was to play the match and now I simply want to trust my immune system.”
Video posted to YouTube by telegraphtv.