Mike Riley sends off Reading mascot

Ollie Irish

1st, May 2007

In my review of Reading v Newcastle, I totally forgot to mention the best incident of the evening, namely the moment when ref Mike Riley sent off Reading mascot Kingsley in the first half (a massive cuddly lion who wears a Reading home kit). Apparently, Riley was confused by the presence of Kingsley. Steve Coppell joked: ‘I can see where the referee was getting confused, you know he does look like so many of my players.’ Perhaps this video helps explain Riley’s decision:

Oh, and click below to watch the hilarious story of a mascot for an American college basketball team…


Now this definitely warrants a red card…

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