The vast majority of professional sports teams have a mascot, which has been created to bring a bit of fun factor to their club.

Grown men and women dress up in a costume to sign autographs and keep kids entertained before the match and during half-time.

However some mascots also appeal to the adult audience, as they provide you with a barrel of laughs after doing something hilarious.

Here are six mascots that have made us laugh by getting hurt one way or another.

1) 

2009 World Championships mascot Berlino the bear provided a lot of laughter during the tournament, which was held in Berlin, Germany.

The bear decided to give Jamaican 400m hurdle athlete Melanie Walker a piggy-back and ended up dropping to the floor after crashing into a stack of hurdles.

2) 

University of Nevada mascot Wolfie had a dance off with the Reno Aces' mascot and lost due to reasons other than his dancing.

Wolfie decided to bust out Michael Jackson's moonwalk before sliding off the stage and into the dugout.


3) 

Former NBA star Charles Barkley decided to lamp Denver Nuggets mascot during half-time of a match being held at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.

Barkley, who is now a studio analyst for Turner Network Television (TNT), definitely got the better of one of the NBA's favourite mascots.


4) 

Skip to 1 minute, 30 seconds to see Ducks mascot try to jump through a ring of fire in 1995.

The mascot ends up falling over - which left him requiring help from a pair of assistants as his feathered leg was dangling in the fire.

5) 

Skip to 1 minute, 45 seconds to see Seattle Mariners mascot - the Mariner Moose - being dragged along by a quad bike during his side's match against the New York Yankees.

The Moose ends up breaking his ankle after he crashes into a wall. Ouch!

6) 

Toronto Raptors mascot, which is a funny looking red dinosaur, tries to do the impossible by climbing down a flight of stairs while wearing roller skates.

Raptor ends up on his bum as he loses his footing - leaving spectators in stitches.

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