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Woman Runs onto Soccer Field during a Game to Retrieve Her 2-Year-Old Baby

Brittany Chalmers
Aug 12, 2021
01:40 P.M.
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A mother found out just how fast her 2-year-old was this month after he stormed onto a soccer field during the game. She retrieved him from the pitch quickly, but the viral clip still garnered a massive online reaction.

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One speedy toddler wasn't happy staying on the sidelines and managed to dart onto a field while an FC Cincinnati vs. Orlando City SC match was still in play.

In the clip shared on the Major League Soccer Twitter account, the youngster's mother could be seen running after him. As she reached her child, she instantly scooped him up in her arms and accidentally slipped on the wet grass.

A toddler runs onto a soccer field during the game and his mother chases after him | Photo: Twitter/MLS

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THE YOUNG PITCH INVADER

Sam Greene, a photojournalist at The Cincinnati Enquirer, captured the moment and said: "A young pitch invader was quickly scooped up by their own personal security detail without incident."

Later identified as Zaydek Carpenter, the little one was speedily returned to the sidelines by his mother, Morgan Tucker. The duo purportedly enjoyed the game despite their brief moment of "fame" that has garnered thousands of likes online.

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FASTEST HUMANS ON EARTH

Netizens were quick to react, and one person comically called toddlers "the fastest humans on earth." Another user added a laughing emoji and said: "Toddlers only have two speeds: zoom and asleep."

The home team, FC Cincinnati, didn't seem perturbed by the incident. They reshared it on their Twitter account and stated: "Good kid. Loves the game."

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ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY

Some commentators didn't show the mother and her son any mercy. One user suggested that the mom was busy on her phone and allowed her son to slip away.

Another insisted that the duo should be banned from future games. The user said: "Zero tolerance policy for a pitch invasion. Mom has to go also…. Sorry bud, a tough lesson to learn."

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COMMENDING THE MOTHER

Despite these comments, most of the online community sympathized with the mother. Users shared stories about their own kids, and many pointed to the mother's quick reaction time.

One person stated: "She's pretty fast. I'm impressed." Others commended the mother and said: "Bravo to that mom, that little guy is a fast runner. Mom should put him in a soccer team."

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ANOTHER FIELD INCIDENT

August was a busy month on the field, and during a Los Angeles Dodgers match, a fan also ran onto the field at the Dodgers Stadium. But this time, it wasn't a mother that removed him from the field—it was a Dodgers ball girl.

She stood her ground as the fan ran across the field, and consequently, she assisted security with the tackle. While the fan initially managed to outrun security, the ball girl's tackle stole the show and gave the stadium a tackle worth noting!

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