WATCH: Miami fans catch falling cat hanged from upper deck during Hurricanes football game

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The Miami Hurricanes entered Saturday’s game against Appalachian State in hopes of reshaping their image after Alabama knocked them out, 44-13, in the season opener. Those hopes were dashed by an unlikely source of attention: a cat.

In the middle of the game at Hard Rock Stadium, a cat found itself hanging from the upper deck to the dismay of fans. The cat first clung to the railing with two paws, eventually lost its grip on one and then fell to the lower deck.

Luckily, a fan grabbed the cat and saved his life. The Savior of the Cats then introduced the animal to the crowd in Lion King fashion and received a round of applause and cheers as loud as those that followed a touch from the Canes.

Here’s another view, this one showing a fan trying to grab the cat before it falls off the railing and a litany of “Oh my Gods” from the audience.

Cats have taken center stage at many sporting events this year. In August, a cat stormed Yankees Stadium and won MVP chants. Another cat ran on the grass at Coors Field in April to hang out with Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger.

The Hurricanes can right the ship and beat App State, but it’s hard to imagine a victory over a Sun Belt team shooting more eyeballs than the Hard Rock Cat. Maybe the Cannes will be “back” next week.

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