A BLACK cat who stole the show at an American football game after it interrupted play, dodged police and then "scored a touchdown" LIVES in the stadium.

The animal is believed to have come out to eat during the game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.

Once the feline made its way onto the pitch, referee Clay Martin was forced to stop the game between for several minutes as the cat evaded capture.

Footage of the incident showed the cat casually strolling around the field before it picked up the pace.

Soon it sped-up and dodged state troopers trying to stop the animal's run, much to the crowd's delight.

And the cat runs into the end zone, that is a touchdown.

The animal even managed to get passed the goal line, which led to some amusing commentary.

Announcer Kevin Harlan said: "He’s walking, he’s walking to the three, he’s at the two, and the cat is in the CDW red zones.

"And the cat runs into the end zone, that is a touchdown."


Another commentator mocked that the cat had "spent more time in the MetLife end zone than the Jets," in a jab the Giant's local rivals.

Later, as the animal left the field of it's own accord, it received cheers, applause and a standing ovation from some.

The game ended with a victory for the Cowboys who won 37-18.


It has since been revealed that the cat in question is likely one of the "resident stray cats at METLife" stadium, Madelyn Burke reported.

Building security told her: "They usually come out after the game, people feed them, etc.

"They live in the bleachers, I’m told this one must have gotten startled out by fan noise."

Since the pitch invasion METLife Stadium released a statement that the cat "ran off the field and disappeared under a seating section."

They added: "Once we locate and safely capture the cat, we will take it to a veterinarian for examination”

Sharing a video of the cat's interruption online the New York Giants tweeted, "Halloween isn't over yet" with a laughing cat emoji.

Others joked that the animal was one of the best players on the field and could make it onto the teams.

Maybe he can tackle. Sign him up.

Twitter user Radical-Sim wrote: "Maybe he can tackle. Sign him up."

"Looks like it could break some ankles. Contract offer now," posted Jack Marchese.

Another user, Pararamin1in2, tweeted: "They should ban this cat from watching the next two games as a punishment."


Some referenced superstitions about black cats, including one account that tweeted that both teams were now "cursed".

Twitter user MetLife Kitty, who attempted to impersonate the cat, wrote: "I bring bad luck on the cowboys."

Zach Quiles added: "Lucky cat gonna turn our season around."

A few shared photographs of their pets watching the game, after "taking an interest" due to the cat on the screen.

Others seemed concerned about the welfare of the feline and numerous people offered to adopt the animal.

Leo Salerno wrote: "This a beautiful cat and he should be protected at all costs!!!"

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