back to top

Jacksonville Jaguars Apologize For Mascot's Ebola Sign

The team's mascot held a sign that read "towels carry ebola" on the sidelines during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. SMDH.

Posted on

Well, this happened on the sidelines of the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday...

An ebola "joke" by an NFL mascot. Yeahhhhh.

Giphy

The recent ebola outbreak is definitely not funny or good trash-talk fodder. And Twitter users let the Jaguars, who are winless on the year, have it on Sunday.

Jacksonville Jaguars mascot got in trouble for mocking ebola. Second worst plague right now - Jag Football.

Snack Huddleston@zhuddlestonFollow

Jacksonville Jaguars mascot got in trouble for mocking ebola. Second worst plague right now - Jag Football.

1:14 AM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hey @Jaguars. Just maybe this week you can teach your mascot some class. His Ebola sign and holding Terrible Towel today was ignorant.

Marc Bowers@marcbowers7Follow

Hey @Jaguars. Just maybe this week you can teach your mascot some class. His Ebola sign and holding Terrible Towel today was ignorant.

11:00 PM - 05 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Can we talk about how ridiculous and inappropriate the Jaguars' mascot's "Towels Carry Ebola" sign (with a Terrible Towel) was today?

Chris Otto@ChrisOttoLNPFollow

Can we talk about how ridiculous and inappropriate the Jaguars' mascot's "Towels Carry Ebola" sign (with a Terrible Towel) was today?

5:57 PM - 05 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@Jaguars that ebola joke fell flatter than you in every game you've played for like the last 7 years

Satellite Cwak@SatelliteCwakFollow

@Jaguars that ebola joke fell flatter than you in every game you've played for like the last 7 years

6:25 PM - 05 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The man behind the Jaguars mascot suit is Curtis Dvorak. According to his Twitter, he's been the Jags' mascot for 17 years.

Dvorak with Jacksonville Jaguars team owner, Shahid Khan.
Facebook

Dvorak with Jacksonville Jaguars team owner, Shahid Khan.

ESPN reports that the Jaguars have wisely apologized for their mascot's stunt on Sunday.

Jaguars have apologized for their mascot using the Ebola epidemic to mock the Pittsburgh Steelers' Terrible Towels during Sunday's game.

Adam Schefter@AdamSchefterFollow

Jaguars have apologized for their mascot using the Ebola epidemic to mock the Pittsburgh Steelers' Terrible Towels during Sunday's game.

11:06 AM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The best things at three price points