Championship side Burnley FC made headlines on Saturday by claiming the league lead with a 2-0 win against Queens Park Rangers, but perhaps the bigger story from that match was a bizarre red card shown to Burnley’s mascot.
That’s right, “Bertie the Bee” was thrown from the game in the first half after handing a linesman a pair of over-sized glasses after a dodge decision. Sadly, referee Simon Hooper didn’t find the humor in it.
No goals at Turf Moor, but five bookings and Bertie Bee sent off early in the game! #Couldn'tMakeItUp— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial)
Police actually escorted Bertie Bee off the field and later, a picture emerged of the criminal locked up in a cell. This might be the greatest picture ever taken:
Mind you, this is the same mascot who once bravely tackled a streaker during a match against Preston years ago: