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Friday 1 August 2014

Chickens, eagles and hand grenades: Weird things seen on a football pitch

A chicken walks across the pitch during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic at Ewood Park on May 7, 2012. The chicken was smuggled into the ground in protest at Blackburn's owners Venky's, an Indian company that specialises in chicken meat processing.
During a drab 0-0 draw between Liverpool and Tottenham in February, a cat entered the field of play.
Streaker
And to round up our collection of bizarre things seen on a football pitch we come to an old favourite, the streaker. Taking ones clothes off and running around naked in front of thousands of people isn't as popular as it used to be. Shame.

Monday night's Premier League match between Blackburn and Wigan was interrupted when a fan released a chicken onto the pitch.

^^Click 'More Pictures' to launch gallery^^

The disgruntled Blackburn supporter was protesting against club owners Venky's, an Indian company that specialises in chicken meat processing.

Here, we take a look at some other strange things seen on a football pitch.

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