A bald eagle had its own game plan when the bird decided to go rogue during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before the Cotton Bowl match on Saturday, landing on several fans.
Clark the bald eagle was brought out before the tilt between Notre Dame and Clemson and was supposed to soar above the crowd at AT&T Stadium in Texas during the playing of the U.S. national anthem. However, Clark had other plans.
The large bird of prey went rogue and landed on a couple of Notre Dame fans instead of flying back to its handler.
“I was scared crapless,” Albert Armas told Sports Illustrated after Clark had landed on him.“My family members have already been texting me, ‘You’re famous!’”
Clark took off and flew a couple of sections over, where it landed on another fan.
After landing on Nguyen, one of Clark’s handlers managed to get up to the section where the bird had landed and secured the beast before he could do another fly-around of the stadium.
Here’s a look at some of the social media reaction: