A game of Pokémon cards at the World Championships was interrupted by an aerial strike from a bird. Fortunately, no cards were injured in the attack.
Do you know what’s worse than getting defecated on by a bird? Seeing a droppings land right on one of your ultra-rare and overpriced Pokémon cards in the middle of a tournament with huge stakes.
That’s exactly what almost happened on August 18 as the group stages of the Pokémon World Championships were being held.
While the London Arena was populated with exceptional players, all focused on their Pokémon TCG pool game, a passing bird relieved itself right on top of a game table.
The droppings then landed right in the middle of table 122. Frank – a professional player – and his opponent could only see the affront, which forced them to stop their game cold.
Important news from table 122. A bird defecated on the table in the middle of the game. Luckily, no cards were soiled. #PokemonWorlds
Luckily, the droppings crashed into the table without reaching any cards. If you weren’t already using sleeves to protect your precious Pokémon cards, never forget that even the most thoughtful player can’t control threats from the sky!