J League: Cerezo Osaka Match Begins With Monkey In Football Kit Politely Handing Ball Over To Referee (Video)

Chris Wright

27th, November 2017

Photo: J League

You can always trust the J League to deliver when it comes to unfettered weirdness on a football pitch, and Sunday’s crunch tie between Cerezo Osaka and Vissel Kobe was no exception.

The match itself was nothing out of the ordinary, with Osaka registering a straightforward 3-1 victory over Lukas Podolski’s lot.

However, the pre-match pageantry was more than a little odd, involving as it did a fully-kitted macaque monkey politely delivering the match ball to the referee…

Why is nobody in the video the least bit phased by this? Is the monkey mascot a regular fixture at Cerezo Osaka matches?

We have many questions, but sadly oh so few answers.

Posted in International football, Mascots, Videos

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