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UEFA Rudely Fines Besiktas For Delightful Cat On Pitch

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Yesterday’s Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Besiktas experienced a brief interruption in the second half, courtesy of a friendly little kitty-cat scampering onto the pitch:

Unfortunately for Besiktas—who lost, 3-1—the club now faces punishment for welcoming the adorable cat into its home. UEFA considered the feline’s presence proof of “insufficient organization,” and slapped Besiktas with a fine.

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A mistake. Hosting a cat is proof of a more sufficient organization, not an insufficient one. Alas.

[Associated Press]

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