WATCH: Cup final stopped to help injured seagull off pitch
There was an injury stoppage with a difference at the FFA Cup final in Australia between Sydney FC and Melbourne City.
The referee called a halt to play to allow Sydney keeper Daniel Vukovic to lift an injured bird off the field of play.
The Sydney Goalkeeper helps an injured seagull off the field during the FFA Cup Final. Lovely scenes. pic.twitter.com/n8VW8Ntde5— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 30, 2016
It didn’t look good for the seagull after he took a direct hit from a ball kicked by defender Sebastian Ryall.
But, after some attention from the medical team on the sideline, he appears to have made a full recovery.
Seagull is alive and well, receives a minutes applause from the City and Sydney fans. Never seen anything like it— Heart of Zabaleta (@corazondezaba) November 30, 2016
Melbourne City went on to win 1-0 courtesy of a Tim Cahill header.