Whether it be a professional game or a kick around down the park, there’s still something weirdly joyous and funny about seeing a dog on the pitch.
Usually they tend to be a disruptive influence and it can probably get frustrating after a while if they keep getting involved, but this example features a much more wholesome reason.
It came from Chile where the Colo-Colo players took to the field with dogs who were available for adoption:
It’s probably damning on footballers as a whole that they often look grumpy and stony faced when they have to walk out with a human child in hand, but being able to carry a dog out only results in huge smiles.
Maybe this should be a regular feature?