E Is For Eagle – Memories From Working In The World Of Football 2019

Prior to Champions League / Europa League games there is a delegate’s meeting, hosted by the designated UEFA official. One of the questions asked is whether there will be any on-pitch activities around the match itself.

Usually it’s a half-time presentation or something like that. However, when at the meeting in Bulgaria ahead of the PFC Ludogorets v The New Saints FC fixture, in response to the question, the home side replied that they would be flying an eagle across the pitch before kick-off.

What an impressive sight it was as well, and with my position in the press box I was able to capture video footage, not only of Fortuna in flight across the pitch, but also prior to release, as her handler took the bird up on the roof.

𝓢𝓽𝓮𝔀𝓪𝓻𝓽 𝓑𝓵𝓸𝓸𝓻

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