Tied 1-1 With 7 Minutes To Go, Toronto FC Gives Up 2 Late Goals After Black Cat Runs Across The Pitch (Video)

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Sometime when an animals runs out onto the field during a sporting event, it’s considered good luck. That certainly was the case for the Cardinals when the “rally squirrel” ran onto the field at Busch Stadium last year during the National League Division Series against the Phillies. After all, they went on to win the World Series.

However, when the animal doing the running is a black cat, that’s pretty much always a bad omen. It was for the 1969 Chicago Cubs; they blew a 9 1/2 game lead over the Mets with six weeks remaining in the season after a black cat crossed paths with Ron Santo at Shea Stadium. And it certainly was a bad omen last night for Toronto FC.

Now, Toronto FC is 5-6-15 this year. In fact, they’ve only won 45 games since they came into existence, which works out to just 7.5 wins per season. So this really is not a team that needs help losing games. But they got some anyway.

TFC played Santos Laguna in a CONCACAF Champions League tilt last night at BMO Field in Toronto, and they were actually on track to tie their Mexican visitors 1-1 with only seven minutes remaining in the match. Then a black cat ran across the field, and moments later, Santos scored two late goals, en route to the 3-1 victory.

Take a look:

Toronto FC is used to losing games, but this is the first time all season that they can blame a loss on a cat.

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