Not now, Gunnersaurus

THERE was a warm tribute at Ashburton Grove today before Arsenal’s match with Liverpool for Danny Fiszman, the much celebrated club director who died last week, and, on the anniversary of one of football’s worst tragedies, for the supporters who died at Hillsborough.

Yet, true to form, the Gunnersaurus mascot, with his clumsy feet and permagrin, felt the need to join the rank of players in the centre circle. There’s a time and a place for this dino to appear, throwing freebies into the family enclosure, not bowing his head in prime position for a minute’s silence. He’s been here before.

UPDATED: This is now being discussed on the Arsenal fans forums across the information superhighway. One of my favourites contributions is this comment on the Arsenal Mania site.

i dont even get the big deal with gunersaurus
it’s like some idiots fail to realize that it’s a human undermeath the costume so who gives a ****? a fellow human is not allowed to pay respects to the dead?
you’d much rather he be disrespectful and walk off in the middle of minute’s silence?
making a big deal out of nothing, bloody typical
So there you go.

2 Comments on Not now, Gunnersaurus

  1. hugh mccallion // April 18, 2011 at 10:57 am //

    This photo has made my day.

  2. Albert Shanker // April 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm //

    There’s a human under that?

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