Owl delays Finland and Belgium game for six minutes

Ollie Irish

7th, June 2007


The Euro 2008 qualifier between Finland and Belgium was held up for six minutes… by an owl. The eagle owl swooped into the stadium 19 minutes into the match, landing on the pitch and goals. Premiership referee Mike Riley stopped the game until the owl retreated to a safety barrier behind the goal to keep a beady eye on proceedings.

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  1. Sheps says:

    Obviously the Sheff Wed mascot got confused…. league one is that way ->!

  2. Stu says:

    I thought Graham Poll was supposed to be refereeing this game – his last one ever?