A small curious cat recently found a way to snuck into the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Thousands of football supporters came to watch the game between the University of Miami Hurricanes and Appalachian State Mountaineers. But soon their attentions was drawn elsewhere.
During the game, the stray cat got a bit too adventurous and decided to wandered on the upper deck of the stands. While getting a fright, the poor cat slipped over the railing and dangled 50 feet in the air clinging to dear life. The distressed cat clutched at a piece of fabric trying to hold on. Luckily the people the the stand below noticed the cat and knew that he couldn’t hold on for much longer. Fans gasped in horror as the cat began to lose his grip. The crowd quickly began rushing into action thinking of a way to say him.
Craig Cromer, a facilities manager at the University of Miami said to NBC Miami, “They were trying to grab it from above and they couldn’t reach it, but they were scaring it downward. It hung there for a little while with its two front paws, then one paw, then I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, it’s coming soon.’”
A cat survived a dramatic fall Saturday inside a packed American football stadium, after fans created a makeshift net with an American Flag to safely catch the feline. 😱— Sky Sports (@SkySports) September 12, 2021
The stadium later tweeted to confirm the cat was safe... 😅🏟 pic.twitter.com/IjTWEILa2i
Being season ticket holders, Cromer and his wife always attend each game geared up with their American flag. The quick-thinking duo quickly unhooked the flag from the railing where it was draped and used held it spread out to catch the cat when it falls down. They definitely made the best catch of the game when the cat fell down and bounced into the flag. Nearby fans held the uninjured cat up for the entire stadium to see as the crowd cheered in response.
Afterward the stadium security workers took the cat and escorted him to safety. The stadium wrote on Twitter, saying that they had made a donation to the Humane Society of Greater Miami in the cat’s honour. They also encouraged others to do the same.