Here's what happened: in Chile, this dog was just standing there watching soccer and being a good dog. The ball rolled near the goal and looked like it was going to go in, so the good soccer dog leaped into action and prevented the goal.
Is this good dog a hero? It's hard to say, because what's a hero? Is being a good dog who looks out for goalkeepers in need also being a hero?
We say no, this good dog isn't a hero (at least not for this action; it's our contention that all dogs are heroes). He's just doing his job. Good dog.
34-year-old journeyman keeper Brad Jones has thrust himself into the limelight this week. First, he kept a clean sheet in Feyenoord’s improbable Europa League victory over Manchester United. Then, in today’s Dutch Eredivisie match against PSV, Jones pulled off this amazing last-second save to preserve Feyenoord’s 1-0 advantage.
With literally the last action of the match, PSV looked certain to score from a towering header from five yards out. It was a thudding attempt that looked destined to fly in under the bar, only for Jones to claw it out.