The video pretty much explains it all, but here’s more from the guys at Eleven Warriors, which covers OSU football:
Many ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ came from the estimated 2,500 students watching on either sideline. The student portraying the loveable nut popped right back up but quickly left. He was not seen again. There’s no word on whether he suffered an injury or if it was only his pride that was hurt. Following practice, Perkins said he didn’t mean to hit Brutus so hard. But when a linebacker sees a ball carrier streaking down the field untouched, the juices get flowing.
A French Olympic runner has developed a reputation for the way he marks the end of his races. Instead of throwing up his hands in a victory sign or congratulating his fellow competitors on a race well run, Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad has taken to attacking mascots.
After winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase race at the European Athletic Championships in Helsinki Friday, the Algerian-born runner, 27, went straight from the finish line to a teenage girl, 14, dressed as the championship’s mascot, “Appy,” knocked a gift bag out of her hands and shoved her.
A masked gunman stands in front of the camera, holding a gun, making threats and demands. In the background, the helpless hostage waits in fear. On one point, the gunman/terrorist lashes out and smashes the victim in the face with the butt of his rifle. But no one really gets hurt.
Not because this is a Hollywood movie or TV show, but because the “victim” in this case is a large wooden statue of the tiger mascot of the Bluffton high School in South Carolina. And the video is probably from some kid at a rival school who stole the hand carved tiger, made the video and then deposited it back on the 50-yard-line of the football field at nearby Hilton Head High school, as the “hostage video” went viral.
Although Bluffton school officials talk very calmly in the video below, they are apparently not happy with the way the mascot was handled and are asking law enforcement to try to find out who was responsible for the theft and the video.
Meanwhile, the mascot is back at school, this time chained down for safety, guarding the entrance to the football stadium.
According to the story in Yahoo! Sports, this happened between Borussia Dortmund and the team from Bayern’s. Borussia’s mascot, Emma the Bee, decided to urinate on the Bayern team’s bus after the game.
That’s about it. Still, how often do we see this happen?