A top European footballer claims he was prevented getting into his car because a long haired pointed cat (possibly an Himalayan purebred cat) was sitting next to the front driver’s side wheel for 20 minutes.
The former Chelsea striker Mikael Forssell says he is allergic to cats and therefore had to wait before getting into his car to go to training.
But this is crazy looking at the photo:
All Mikael needed to do was to walk towards his car and there was a 90% chance that the cat would have moved away. If the cat had remained stationary, he could have clapped his hands or stamped his feet, which would have disturbed the cat sufficiently to make him move away. He could have done this from 20 feet away, certainly far enough for there to be no effect from the allergen on the cat.
If that didn’t work he could have gone the long way around to the passenger door and got into the car from the passenger side and shimmied across the car to the driver’s side, start the engine and open the window to make sure the cat had moved away before driving off slowly to give the cat time to get out of the way.
A minor point but it appears to me that Mr Forssell was scared of cats rather than allergic to them. He scored 50 league goals in his ten year stint in English football including at famous Chelsea.