Yeah, I'd go ahead and let this lion take the ball from me anytime. Just back away. Give the lion the ball and run away as fast as you can. Actually, maybe don't run away but back away cautiously so the lion doesn't eat you.
What do you say? What player does the lion remind of you of? I'm say AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso. Oh, I wonder if even Lionel Messi could keep the ball away or get past this lion?