Blackburn Rovers are facing relegation from the Premiership, and need a win against WIgan Athletic today to even have a chance at staying in England's top soccer division. Perhaps as a statement against absentee owners, a chicken bearing the Blackburn flag was unleashed onto the pitch early in today's match, holding up action until it could be cleverly captured.

Of course, it might have been dealt with much more quickly if the Anfield Cat had been on the premises. [ESPN2]