Brazilian Soccer Mascot Flips Out, Spikes Head on the Ground (Video)
Mascots are not supposed to get wrapped up in the game. In fact, they exist for the exact opposite reason. They’re supposed to help keep things light and airy, making buffoons of themselves and entertaining little kids. (Or, on occasion, tackling them.)
Unfortunately, nobody told that to Brazilian soccer mascot O Vovô, or “The Grandpa,” of Ceará Sporting Club.
During a recent match against Luverdense Esporte Club, trailing 1-0 midway through the second half and fighting to avoid relegation from Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, Ceará scored what at first looked like the equalizer. However, their striker was actually out in front of the last Luverdense defender, so the ref had to disallow the goal.
The Grandpa? Well, he just could not handle that motherf%#&ing bull%&*t anymore. So he ripped his own mascot head off his body and spiked it to the ground in utter disgust.
Take a look:
As you can imagine, Grandpa is supposed to be a gentle, comforting figure.
Hopefully he didn’t traumatize too many kids.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]