Burnley Mascot 'Jailed' After Handing Linesman Glasses

Why Was The Burnley Mascot 'Jailed'?

Sometimes the Football League has it so much better than the Premier League. The grounds are proper, the kitmen forget the kit on a monthly basis and, occasionally, the Burnley mascot will be "jailed" for offering the linesman a pair of glasses.

Invariably fans suggest the lino or the referee "needs glasses", but an aggrieved Bertie the Bee literally had a pair at hand at Turf Moor.

Bertie was sent off during the Clarets' 2-0 defeat of Queens Park Rangers and was pictured, crestfallen, in the makeshift jail cell.

Bertie the Bee: not buzzing in jail

Previously, Bertie the Bee helped the law when he tackled a streaker.

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