Toddler runs on soccer field during game, forcing mother to ‘tackle’ him: video

A mom from Moscow, Ohio recently got much more involved in a Major League Soccer game than she thought.

The woman was casually watching the game between FC Cincinnati and Orlando City FC on Saturday night when her two-year-old son unexpectedly ran onto the field, forcing her to chase after him.

Good Morning America reports how Morgan Tucker only “turned his head for a second” – a phrase so familiar to most parents – when his son, Zaydek, decided to slip under a fence and rush to the players in the middle of their game. .

In what can only be called a knee-jerk reaction, Tucker then sprinted after Zaydek, overtaking the little boy at record speed. Video that captured the unexpected play shows Tucker accidentally slipping and falling after grabbing his son before getting up and disappearing on the sidelines again.

“When I slipped and tackled it I didn’t feel any pain, but the next day I was in pain for sure,” Tucker told GMA. “I was so scared he would be hit in the head with a soccer ball.”

Fortunately, the organization of Major League Soccer was a good sport about the incident, displaying the clip of Tucker and his son on their Twitter page. Fans were quick to make their own sneaky comment, with some joking that Tucker’s “sliding tackle” on his son should have sent him a red flag.

“I’m a fan of this kid from now on,” one tweet read. “However, he has to learn to avoid tackles. “