Sure, that fly landed on Mike Pence's head. That's nothing compared to what flying pests have done at sporting events

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Many viewers were quick to send tweets, with some joking that the fly should get time to respond to the questions.

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When a fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during the vice presidential debate on Wednesday night, the internet had a field day, as did Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign, which sold out of “Truth Over Flies” fly swatters on Thursday.

But this certainly isn’t the only instance when a flying pest has caused a distraction. In the world of sports, it’s actually somewhat commonplace.

From Manu Ginobili to a swarm of bees to a parrot on the field (!?!), here we take a look at the many, often ridiculous, instances that flying pests stole the spotlight during sports events:

Chicken on the Ice

Part animal interference, part fan ridiculousness, this feathered fowl was thrown onto the ice during a 1988 NHL game between the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens.

The man who threw the bird apparently “wasn’t happy with how the Kings were playing,” and was promptly arrested, luckily. 

“Bug Game” ALDS 2007

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain will want to forget how this night went. Late in the eight inning…

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