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    Fan Punched Goldy (Golden Gophers Mascot)

    Goldy goes down after weekend fan assault | mndaily.com - Serving the University of Minnesota Community Since 1900

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    I don't think we'll ever get the complete story but sometimes the mascot can be annoying. I was at a Timberwolves game against the Hornets last season and someone wore a Chris Paul's jersey. He excitedly showed his allegiance when the Hornets scored points while eating pizza. Then the T-Wolves mascot came and splattered his Chris Paul jersey with the pizza. Not sure whether it was "staged" or not but I think that crossed the line.



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    Re: Fan Punched Goldy (Golden Gophers Mascot)

    As pointed out in the comments on that news article, the original assault was from Goldy. Why wasn't the person in the costume arrested? If I reached to the person in front of me and repeatedly poked them and messed up their hair, I'd get kicked out. I realize the mascot is there for amusement, but I can't imagine why a mascot would mess with their own team's fan like that anyway. It reads like this guy was a regular at gymnastic meets.



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    Re: Fan Punched Goldy (Golden Gophers Mascot)

    Quote Originally Posted by CYclist View Post
    As pointed out in the comments on that news article, the original assault was from Goldy. Why wasn't the person in the costume arrested? If I reached to the person in front of me and repeatedly poked them and messed up their hair, I'd get kicked out. I realize the mascot is there for amusement, but I can't imagine why a mascot would mess with their own team's fan like that anyway. It reads like this guy was a regular at gymnastic meets.
    Apparently, He is also a professor in the nearby university :)



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    Re: Fan Punched Goldy (Golden Gophers Mascot)

    If someone I was sitting next to punched Cy, I'd probably be ejected too.


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    Re: Fan Punched Goldy (Golden Gophers Mascot)

    I actually kind of feel bad for the guy. Obviously you can't just punch somebody in the face, even if they are irritating you, but Goldy was crossing the line and invading the personal space of somebody who wasn't part of the act.

    As somebody else said, if I were poking the stranger in front of me, and ruffling their hair, I'd probably get thrown out of the arena/stadium. Why should Goldy be any different?



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    Re: Fan Punched Goldy (Golden Gophers Mascot)

    I grew up going to Gopher Hockey Games and Goldy has always been clever and mischievious. Actually messing up a guys hair isn't clever, but doesn't mean you punch the mascot. I will remain a Goldy fan, and hope the head is not too damaged to spin.


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    Re: Fan Punched Goldy (Golden Gophers Mascot)

    I ******* hate that mascot.



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