The players typically don’t wear cleats outside of soccer matches. However, one cute stray dog entered the game using the unique shoes.
And his strategy was flawless.
A white fluffy dog named Cachito ran onto the soccer field in the middle of a game between the Bolivian soccer clubs The Strongest and Nacional Potosi on Christmas Eve. The dog tried to display a black Adidas cleat to the athletes by holding it in his jaws.
The athletes made an effort to focus on the game, but the dog wouldn’t go away. He sneakily avoided the officials as he pranced across the grass until the game was stopped.
The dog chose to lie down and start enthusiastically chewing on the shoe since he was happy that the attention was finally on him. The dog quickly rose to fame as the commentators couldn’t stop gushing about how adorable he seemed to be.
His lovely arrival can be seen here:
Pooch invader: dog disrupts match and steals football boot in Bolivia pic.twitter.com/Kexo8UKeCX
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) December 28, 2020
The dog instantly flopped over for belly rubs when a few players came over, soaking up the pets and attention. Cachito then consented to being carried off the field by another player so that they could finish the game.
The lovely stray’s fate was unknown until a picture appeared on social media. The dog was seen curled up outside in the downtown area, and someone commented that he appeared ill.
En el partido entre @ClubStrongest y @NacionalPotosi en la ciudad de La Paz, un cachorro se robó todas las cámaras.
📸 Jorge Mamani pic.twitter.com/t7IVWeLk50
— Agencia Boliviana de Información (@abi_bolivia) December 24, 2020
A campaign was initiated to locate the dog a home, but Ral Castro, one of the players for The Strongest, decided to give him a home and pay for all of his medical expenses before they had to seek very far.
Even though The Strongest prevailed in the contest that day, Cachito stole a shoe and the hearts of the audience, making him the true victor.
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