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Heart-breaking story behind the viral cow’s ‘football skills’

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : KAVITA MALLYA
Published Jul 5, 2019, 6:58 pm IST
Updated Jul 5, 2019, 6:58 pm IST
The video that went viral of the cow in Goa playing football has a heart-wrenching story behind it.
The cow had recently lost her newborn calf. It was hit by a vehicle on the road a few days back and the calf eventually succumbed to its injuries. (Photo: Screengrab)
 The cow had recently lost her newborn calf. It was hit by a vehicle on the road a few days back and the calf eventually succumbed to its injuries. (Photo: Screengrab)

A video of a cow playing football went viral a few days back. The video, shot in Mardol, Goa, shows a cow expertly manoeuvring a football. But if we look closely, the cow is actually protecting the ball and not passing it around.

The locals of Mardol shared the heart-breaking story behind the viral cow, reported O Heraldo. The cow had recently lost her newborn calf. It was hit by a vehicle on the road a few days back and the calf eventually succumbed to its injuries. Since the loss of her offspring, the locals believe that the cow is disturbed by the loss and has been seen roaming in the Mardol Temple premises.

 

The presumed ‘defending skill’ of the cow turned out to be that the cow trying to protect the football and keep it safe. The ball reminded her of her calf and her motherly instinct made her treat the ball the same way she would treat her newborn calf.

In the video, the cow is seen fiercely protective of the ball and doesn’t allow the other boys to come close to it. It even briefly chases after the boy who trying to retrieve the ball from her. Later, when the boys claim the ball back, the cow can be seen running behind the ball as they kick it across the ground.

Several people, including cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted that it is ‘the funniest video you will see’. The cow was even compared to several football greats like Ronaldo and Messi. But little did the twitterverse know about the actual reason behind the poor cow’s ‘football skills’.  

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