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Torquay United's Seagull Mascot Called Fans "C***s", Offered To Fight Them

No one would have ever expected a seagull to behave so aggressively.

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Torquay United's seagull mascot, Gilbert the Gull, allegedly swore at fans of the football club and challenged them to a fight.

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According to a message thread on a Torquay United Fan's Forum, Gilbert "called us a bunch of "c***s and c**ks" (asterisks in quote).

After the game, "Gilbert came over again and in front of us on the pitch, he gave the "come on then" body language towards us and wouldn't stop until hiding behind the stewards and again waddling off as we moved towards the exits."
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After the game, "Gilbert came over again and in front of us on the pitch, he gave the "come on then" body language towards us and wouldn't stop until hiding behind the stewards and again waddling off as we moved towards the exits."

Reaction across social media has been split.

"Torquay mascot Gilbert the Gull 'called supporters c**** and challenged them to a fight'” stay classy Torquay

Matthew Smith@Matthew_Smith_7Follow

"Torquay mascot Gilbert the Gull 'called supporters c**** and challenged them to a fight' stay classy Torquay

9:19 PM - 24 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Chief Executive of Torquay United, Andrew Candy, told the Torquay Herald, "There was no malicious intent in what was said but things were said that, in hindsight, should not have been.

"Gilbert has been spoken to and been told that this should not have happened and that this will not happen in the future."

The fan from the forum added, "We have the worst mascot in football."