How’s that? Unlike other normal sports, soccer referees can arbitrarily add time to the match for delays in play: in this case a nearly naked man with a small bow and arrow. The opposing team then used that extra time to tie the game up, preventing the home team from collecting the points for a win and moving up in the standings.
Here’s more from the The Telegraph:
Stupid Cupid, as he has been dubbed, ‘celebrated’ Valentine’s Day by running onto the pitch during Coventry’s FA Cup tie with Blackburn. Complete with bow and arrow, Cupid spread roses around the pitch before the stewards grabbed him.
No harm done? Not according to Coventry’s Michael Doyle, who reckoned the Blackburn fan ended up costing City a place in the sixth round. The delay prompted referee Steve Tanner to play five minutes of added time, which was just long enough for Christopher Samba to score a last-ditch equaliser and earn Rovers a 2-2 draw. “We could have done without him,” admitted Doyle. “If he hadn’t come on, we’d have seen out the three minutes added time for all the subs.”
Cupid’s streak wasn’t Coventry only slice of bad luck at the weekend after a bout of food poisoning – caused by dodgy seafood – decimated Chris Coleman’s squad before the match.