‘Anfield cat’ becomes Twitter sensation

7 Feb 2012

The Twitter account page for Anfield Cat

The cat that wandered onto the pitch during last night’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham has already drawn some 25,000 followers on a Twitter account.

The grey and white tabby ran onto the field 11 minutes into the first half of the match at Anfield football stadium in Liverpool. It scampered toward Tottenham keeper Brad Friedel’s goal and past Kop manager Kenny Dalglish before being scooped up by a steward and carried off the pitch.

Channel 4 News reports that the search is on to find the moggy’s owner.

Shortly after the cat’s one-minute appearance on the pitch, though, a Twitter profile, @AnfieldCat, sprang up, and attracted thousands of followers.

The account, which claims to be the “official twitter of me, the Anfield Cat”, so far includes tweets such as, “Mancini said he rues the day he signed Tevez instead of me, explaining he could at least put lost posters up when I go missing,” “Milk is so expensive at football stadiums, it’s an epic swindle,” and “Think it’s time for a cat nap, I ran my legs off tonight in true.”

Another account in honour of the puss, @liverpoolfccat, has drawn 4,300 followers at time of writing.

If you missed the kitty in action during last night’s match, you can watch it all here:


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic