Tuesday night, ahead of the Sugar Bowl, there was an incident between the mascots for Texas and Georgia. Bevo, the Longhorns mascot, charged Uga, the Bulldogs mascot.
Luckily, nobody was seriously injured. But it was a scary scene for those in attendance.
Video of the incident went viral. As you’ll see, it’s actually surprising that Bevo didn’t accidentally hook anyone with his horns while on his way to Uga.
Check it out:
Bevo just came after Uga X and the Sugar Bowl has officially begun. pic.twitter.com/aUFvRkbEwb
— Mike Reiter (@Mike_Reiter) January 2, 2019
Wednesday, PETA issued a press release, calling for both Texas and Georgia to end the practice of having live mascots. They want the schools to just use human mascots instead.
Their main beef? They think it’s “indefensible” that the animals are brought from game to game to be “paraded” in front of fans.
So … @peta is calling for Bevo and Uga to retire after the Texas and Georgia mascots got into a little dust up before the Sugar Bowl.
Seriously, this is a real life press release. pic.twitter.com/dpK2Ogbg4n
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) January 3, 2019
It’s unclear if either school will respond – but it’s a fair bet they won’t be changing their ways. Bevo and Uga are two of the most beloved mascots in college football.
As for the game itself, Texas scored an upset win over Georgia. Bevo set the tone from before kickoff.