A woman in Ohio was recently faced with her worst fear when she took her two-year-old son to watch a professional soccer game. As she looked away for her minute, the toddler dashed onto the soccer field as the game was in progress. The woman, upon spotting her son, ran into the field and tackled him safely, before scooping him in her arms and rushing back to the stands.
An image of the incident was captured by photojournalist Sam Greene and shared on Twitter. “A young pitch invader was quickly scooped up by their own personal security detail without incident,” Mr Greene, who works for The Cincinnati Enquirer, said on Twitter. It was no surprise that the image soon went viral.
According to a report by Today, the incident occurred during the match between FC Cincinnati vs. Orlando City SC match on August 7. The toddler was later identified to be Zaydek Carpenter. His mother is Morgan Tucker from Moscow, Ohio.
The official Twitter page of Major League Soccer also tweeted a clip of the incident which had users in splits. Along with the clip, the tweet said, “We hope this mother and her young pitch invader are having a great day.” Published on August 9, the video has received 245,100 views.