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Burnley mascot sent off & 'jailed' for trolling linesman

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Championship game between Burnley and Queens Park Rangers on Saturday saw one of the most bizarre sendings off ever witnessed on a football field.

Burnley mascot Bertie Bee gestures that the assistant referee needs glasses
Burnley mascot Bertie Bee gestures that the assistant referee needs glasses

Photo: Action Images

Burnley beat QPR 2-0 at Turf Moor to consolidate their place at the top of the Championship table, but the bigger story from the match was a bizarre red card shown to Burnley mascot Bertie Bee.

Bertie was shown his marching orders in the first half after he comically handed the linesman his oversized glasses following a dodgy decision.

But referee Simon Hooper failed to see the funny side and sent the mascot back to the changing room.

The Clarets then posted a photo of Bertie thinking about the consequences of his actions in a locked up cell.

Burnley mascot Bertie Bee is 'jailed' after being shown the red card during a match against QPR
Burnley mascot Bertie Bee is 'jailed' after being shown the red card during a match against QPR

Photo: @BurnleyOfficial

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