Falling Cat Saved By American Flag At Miami Hurricanes Game

By Darby Jones September 14, 2021
Football fans pulled an American flag from the railing at the University of Miami-Appalachian State University game to catch a cat that was dangling from the upper railing.

Perhaps the most exciting play at the University of Miami-Appalachian State University football game last Saturday, Sept. 11, was when spectators worked together to save a falling cat. 

A video from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens shows a cat dangling from the upper deck, where it was clinging to some type of fabric on the railing. Someone reached down to try to save the cat, but it fell to the seats below.

However, fans in the lower deck used an American flag to catch the feline football fan, and the crowd went wild. According to NBC Miami, the flag belonged to season ticket holder Graig Cromer and his wife, Kimberly. Cromer is a University of Miami facilities manager and told the outlet that he and his wife untied the flag from the railing when they spotted the dangling kitten above them.

“They were trying to grab it from above and they couldn’t reach it, but they were scaring it downward,” said Craig. “It hung there for a little while with its two front paws, then one paw, then I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness, it’s coming soon.'”

Cheers erupted when the Cromers caught the cat, and Miami eventually went on to win the football game.

“This,” Craig told the Miami Herald, “is my first catch.”

Image source: The Independent