VIDEO: Remembering When the Minnesota Mascot Trucked a Kid

Max Staley
VIDEO: Remembering when the Minnesota mascot trucked a kid.
VIDEO: Remembering when the Minnesota mascot trucked a kid. / Streamable
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Some time ago, all of Minnesota's professional sports teams' mascots got together to play a game against a local youth football team. It sounds like a fun, harmless idea, right? Well, that couldn't have been further from the truth.

Goldy Gopher, the Minnesota Golden Gophers mascot, made sure of that. Just take a look at what he does to this poor kid, whose only crime was getting in Goldy's way to the end zone.

Aside from the hit, the crowd's reaction is what really makes this video. Goldy is treated like a classic WWE villain. The boos are loud when he lowers his shoulder and trucks the kid, but they only get worse once the crowd actually sees the replay on the jumbotron.

And Goldy certainly seems to embrace the villain role. While celebrating the score, he spins his head around like the demon from "The Exorcist," and shows absolutely no remorse for his actions.

NFL teams have been known to look the other way on character issues in the past, though. If the rumors about Dalvin Cook's holdout are true, perhaps the Minnesota Vikings should give Goldy a call.


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