How a cat ended up centre-stage of Wigan Athletic's trip to Sheffield Wednesday
Wigan Athletic may have lost at Sheffield Wednesday, but defender Jason Kerr should be feline pretty proud of his own purr-formance.
On the day West Ham's Kurt Zouma attracted widespread condemnation after a video emerged of him dropping, kicking and slapping his pet cat, Kerr's antics at Hillsborough attracted only a paw-sitive reaction.
In the second half, with Latics trailing 1-0 to a hotly-disputed penalty, a four-legged intruder made its way onto the field, spotting his big meow-ment.
Having evaded the clutches of Wednesday's Callum Paterson, Kerr swept up the naughty tortie in his arms - and avoided a cat-astrophe.
Kerr even gave his paw-some new fur-end a wave as he handed her over to a Wednesday member of staff, before claw enforcement arrived.
Sadly, the match didn't have such a happy ending, with Wednesday holding on - by a whisker - to inflict Latics second defeat in four matches.
But Kerr was left with the most peculiar tail - the Owls and the Pussycat, no less - which will surely go down in hiss-tory.
UPDATE: Sheffield Wednesday later put out a message on their official Twitter account confirming the female cat was safe and sound and in good spirits after receiving specialist treatment.
“For those asking: Last night’s pitch invader was taken to the vets and, after an examination, was treated for a head injury and bite to the neck,” said the club tweet.
“The cat has received pain relief, antibiotics and she is now eating food.”
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