Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Huukaja! Huukaja!

I'm likely to never post on football again. But this is the most heartwarming game ever.

Apparently a pair of eagle owls live and nest in this Finnish stadium, hence this eared-chap's extreme lack of concern. And what makes this so delightful is the joy everyone has in its antics. "Isn't it beautiful!" says the commentator, and the crowd, as one, start chanting "Huuh-kaja, Huuh-kaja" ("Eagle-Owl! Eagle-Owl!) as the English referee casts about for some solution. Note: no-one tries to scare the owl or 'move it on'. I love this.

4 comments:

dr. hypercube said...

A perfecta! Owl flys around his turf with max aplomb and a large group of humans does NOT behave disgracefully. It gives me hope.

pluvialis said...

Exactly! Applause!

pluvialis said...

I also love that the crowd identifies the owl to species level. I doubt that would happen here ...

Anonymous said...

No soccer hooligans, those!

And the bird is awesome. I daresay it beats a GHO in sheer presence.

Matt