An Ohio mom has gone viral after cameras captured her sprinting on the field during a recent game between FC Cincinnati and Orlando City SC. But this mom wasn’t looking to disrupt the game. She was looking to save it. From her toddler.
As players from both teams followed the ball to the southern half of the field at TWL Stadium on August 7, 2-year-old Zaydek Carpenter slipped from his seat in the stands, crawled under a safety ramp and stepped out of his seat. is rushed over the northern half of the field. Cameras captured the toddler’s daring shot on the football field, which included a cheeky over-the-shoulder look that parents of such talented toddler escape artists will likely know all too well, as well as the sprint. quick from his mother to bring the toddler back to his seat.
Images shared by Major League Soccer showed Carpenter’s mother, who Cincinnati Applicant identified as Morgan Tucker, immediately climbed the rail Carpenter had slipped under and followed him onto the ground. Although Carpenter crosses the sideline and steps onto the pitch, his mother is on her heels.
But Carpenter’s mad race to join the game didn’t last long. Within seconds, his mother caught up with him, picked him up using a back tackle maneuver, and sprinted to the stands with him in her arms.
“A young land invader was quickly recovered by their own personal security details without incident, ‘ Cincinnati Applicant Photographer Sam Greene tweeted sharing photos of Carpenter’s attempted land invasion. “Zaydek and his mom had a great time at the game,” Greene wrote in a separate tweet, giving fans the endgame update they needed.
And while Carpenter’s field invasion could technically be classified as a game disruption, Major League Soccer (MLS) and Orlando City SC laughed at the incident. “We hope that this mother and her young land invader have a great day, ”MLS tweeted, sharing a video of Carpenter’s attempted invasion.
“Red card on that slipped tackle, ”Orlando City SC joked in response, adding a crying laughing emoji.
But it was perhaps FC Cincinnati that had the best reaction of all. “Future local signatureThe club tweeted in response to Carpenter’s field run. “Call him now.”