Parents everywhere are probably familiar with the feeling that their child is suddenly moving away from them. In one such incident, a 2-year-old toddler found a way to find himself in the middle of the action of a football game. The toddler ran onto the field during the second half of the FC Cincinnati vs Orlando City SC game, after which his mother ran onto the field and chased the boy. Sources say Sam Greene, a photojournalist at the Cincinnati Enquirer, shared the photo of the mother carrying her toddler off the field.
Sam Greene later shared the photo on Twitter, saying: “A young field invader was quickly picked up by his own security services without incident.”
The fun moment went viral after it was shared on the Major League Soccer Twitter account with the caption: “We hope this mom and her young pitch invader have a great day.”
Watch the video here:
The toddler was later identified as Zaydek Carpenter and his mother as Morgan Tucker, from Moscow, Ohio. Morgan Tucker took Zaydek to his first soccer game on Saturday night to watch FC Cincinnati vs Orlando City FC.
The incident happened when Tucker and his son were sitting in club seats on the sidelines. According to Tucker, she had turned her head for a second and during that split second, Zaydek slipped under a fence and ran into the field. She was filmed as she sprinted across the field in order to tackle the Zaydek out of the field where play was continuing.
“I literally looked away for a second and saw he was under the fence and I was like, ‘Oh my God. I had to jump over the door and then I sprinted after him, ”she told Good Morning America.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the incident:
Very impressive reaction from the super mom. We were seated right behind them. – Tyler McMullen (@TylerMcMullen) August 8, 2021
The little ones! The fastest humans on earth. If you haven’t had one of those 2 seconds of public knowledge, or should I say ‘shame’, are you a parent? ! – Maikao (@ maikao1903) August 10, 2021
They literally shoot up like lightning and people are looking at you like you’re supposed to catch them before they get anywhere. It’s like a cartoon how faster and stronger they are than they look! – VGMcCloud (@vapormccloud) August 10, 2021
Solid carrying technique. Wish I had seen the teardown – Matt Young (@MattisKyloRen) August 8, 2021
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