Burnley Mascot Sent Off for Handing Assistant Referee His Glasses

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorOctober 26, 2013

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Keith Treacy (R) of Burnley in action with Junior Hoilett of QPR during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor on October 26, 2013 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)
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There was a controversial decision in Saturday's top-of-the-table Championship clash between Burnley and Queens Park Rangers.

Referee Simon Hooper took the unusual step of sending off home mascot Bertie Bee.

BREAKING NEWS: Mascot at Burnley v QPR sent off, incredible scenes at Turf Moor, applauded off the pitch, big decision by the officials

— BBC London Sport (@BBCLondonSport) October 26, 2013

It was reported that Bertie was not satisfied with the eyesight of the linesman.

TalkSport reporting Burnley mascot sent off trying to pass the Assistant Referee his glasses after a decision lol

— Simon King (@SiBoy74) October 26, 2013

Even political figures got involved in the discussion such as former Labour spin doctor and Burnley fan Alastair Campbell.

Love Burnley mascot Bertie Bee - once rugby tackled a pitch invader + today sent off for giving glasses to linesman. Team game #UTC

— Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) October 26, 2013

We are just trying to figure out how long the mascot will be suspended.