Soccer Playing Deer Gets Credit for Kid’s Goal

In a video making the rounds on social media and across network television this morning a deer speeds through a youth soccer game and it appears to look like the animal actually scores a goal.

Now this would be one incredible deer that could possibly trigger a bidding war among major league soccer teams. But unfortunately, as the case in many viral videos, people just were not looking closely enough.

After our own expert analysis and slow motion examination, we have concluded that it was not the deer who kicked the ball into the net, but one of the youth players. So in fact the deer has been taking credit for a goal scored by a boy. It’s too bad though. We had such high hopes for that deer’s future.