Cat-Astrophe Averted: Football Fans Save A Danglin’ Kitty

Video footage showed the cat apparently clinging by its claws to on the front of the upper deck after it got stuck.

This cat’s gotta have about eight lives left, at the most.

Don’t worry because this little feline was saved by fans at a college football game in Miami after it plunged about 30 feet from an upper deck of the Hard Rock Stadium.

The video shows the black and white critter apparently clinging by its claws to fabric on the front of the deck after it got stuck during the first quarter of the college game between Miami and Appalachian State.

The furry friend fell to the lower level of the stadium, where fans used an American flag as a makeshift net to safely catch it. Take a look.

Also, what the heck was a cat doing at the football game, anyway?

“They were trying to grab it from above and they couldn’t reach it, but they were scaring it downward,” said Craig Cromer, a facilities manager at the University of Miami and season-ticket holder who with his wife Kimberly brings the flag to each home game.

“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’.”

Cromer unhooked the flag from the railing and the cat fell into it and was secured by the crowd before being taken away by stadium security workers.

Miami coach Manny Diaz, whose team won 25-23, said he found out about the incident after the game and said:

“I don’t know anything about that or what was going on. But I’ll tell you if the cat will help us in our red zone offense I’m going to see if we can get give it a scholarship.”

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Matt Sterner

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