GIF: Footballer Chases a Squirrel, Looks More Like Benny Hill Sketch

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterDecember 21, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21:  David Nugent of Leiester City chases a squirrel off the pitch after play was delayed during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leicester City at Loftus Road on December 21, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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QPR's match with Leicester City was delayed for a full five minutes because a squirrel had invaded the pitch.

Foxes striker David Nugent tackled the problem head on, chasing the squirrel off the pitch before play resumed.

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In the context of the unusual delay in English football's second tier, Nugent's actions were critical. In isolation, as you can see in this GIF, it looked a bit more like a Benny Hill sketch.