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Orphaned Kangaroo Spotted Playing With Ball Is Definitely Preparing To Become Socceroo Goalie

Orphaned Kangaroo Spotted Playing With Ball Is Definitely Preparing To Become Socceroo Goalie

Australia certainly isn't high on the FIFA rankings; in fact we're currently 46th in the world for soccer.

It's definitely not our strong suit, but maybe that's because we're not utilising the best Australia has to offer. An orphaned kangaroo has been spotted playing with a soccer ball and it looks like it knows its way around it.

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Skippy was captured by the McCormack family bouncing around with the ball in Darling Downs, Queensland this week and he seems to have become a bit of a viral hit.

Brendan McCormack told Channel 7: "He was raised down the road as an orphan. He was raised by the lady's son who was into soccer at the time and so once they get old enough to go, she lets them go, and here they are."

Now, if Skippy wants to join the Socceroos as a goalie, it'll have some tough competition.

Credit: Channel 7
Credit: Channel 7
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It'll be up against Mitchell Langerak, Mat Ryan and Andrew Redmayne - all of which have had some decent time on the pitch. But never say never, eh?

However this Queensland kangaroo will even have to go up against one of it's own.

A kangaroo was spotted last year invading a soccer pitch in the nation's capital during a match between the Belconnen United Blue Devils and the Canberra Football Club.

This one didn't exactly dominate the sport or do anything with the ball, it was just adorable.

Credit: BarTV Sports
Credit: BarTV Sports

Commentator Russ Gibbs said the iconic Aussie moment was first of its kind he had seen in his 15 years of football commentary.

"He was quite happily watching the first part of the match and decided he'd join the field of play when the girls went off at half time," he said to the ABC.

People at the grounds tried to use a soccer ball to get rid of the pesky roo, but the marsupial 'wasn't having a bar of it', according to Gibbs.

"It was difficult without aggravating it any further and making it upset," he said. "They're one of the iconic animals of Australia and you don't want to be hurting them."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 7

Topics: Community, Animals, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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