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Is Minty the next Messi? Rescued badger takes a shine to football

Could Minty the badger be the next Lionel Messi?

The 15-week-old was rescued from a roadside in Stratford-upon-Avon after her parents were run over.

She was moved to the Nuneaton and Warwickshire, where she found a new lease of life and a new hobby - playing football.

Minty even has her own 'goal celebration'.

Staff at the sanctuary say is unusually friendly and they have grown attached to her.

We've rescued a lot of badgers but I've never had one like her before.

She follows me everywhere and she's so friendly - she's just like a dog.

Everyone's fallen in love with her.

– Geoff Grewcock, Nuneaton and Warwickshire Animal Sanctuary