Lazarus – The Footballing Seagull

If you are seagull living in Melbourne you really do have to be careful if you decide to go to any of the city’s numerous sporting events. A year ago a seagull, who was christened Lazarus, became famous for flying away after being hit by a cricket ball during the Big Bash.

Now it seems even football can be classified as a dangerous past time for the birds after a seagull was hit by a football during the FFA Cup final between Melbourne City and Sydney FC. Just like Lazarus I am confident this particular seagull will become famous in Australia but I want to highlight the actions of the Melbourne goalkeeper, Danny Vukovic who waved for play to be stopped and the referee, Peter Green, who stopped the game to allow the seagull to be safely taken off the pitch.

Well done to the two of you!

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