A macaque monkey (fun fact: the most widespread primate genus aside from humans) delivered the match ball in a Japanese J-League match over the weekend while threaded out in full Cerezo Osaka kit. The monkey attempted a brief session of free styling before picking up the football and delivering it to the referee.
It’s not as riveting as War for the Planet of the Apes, but you do get the feeling that an evolved chimpanzee like Caesar would absolutely hate something like this.
— Ｊリーグ (@J_League) November 27, 2017
Why loving #JLeague?
Simple: some clubs have an eagle in the pre-game, but #Cerezo Osaka featured a monkey bringing the ball to the referee.
Just deal with it.(è il momento giusto per taggare @marcomaioli1)
— Gabriele Anello (@nellosplendor) November 27, 2017
Apes together are strong, but this little monkey has been made to go alone. Since we’re here talking about the macaque primate, I’d like to share this piece of information with you from Wikipedia: “Macaques have a very intricate social structure and hierarchy. If a macaque of a lower level in the social chain has eaten berries and none are left for a higher-level macaque, then the one higher in status can, within this social organization, remove the berries from the other monkey’s mouth.”
Sounds like Liverpool’s relationship with Southampton.