The most important question is not: “Why was the dog there?” It’s actually: “Did the dog kick the ball?”
This gif shows the agonising moment that the camera cuts away from the dog barely SECONDS before it looked like it was about to hit the ball.
But we can use still images of the incident to predict the eventual outcome, and answer the important question of whether the dog hit the ball.
But by this point, the ball has slowed down. This photo is taken 1.32 seconds after the ball leaves Ramsey's foot.
By the point this photo was taken, the ball has slowed to a lazy and lacklustre 0.2 metres per second.
The ball looks as if it has around 0.3 metres to travel before it hits the advertising hoard, and the dog has 0.9 metres to travel to the point at which the ball would hit the hoard.
SO. (INCREDIBLY QUESTIONABLE) SCIENCE PROVES THE DOG KICKED THE BALL.
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Did The Arsenal Dog Kick The Ball?
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But of course, Arsenal fans love polls, so we'll let you decide... Did the dog kick the ball?
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