It was a bad weekend all round for the Jacksonville Jaguars who crashed to a 17-9 defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Jaguars have been forced to issue an apology after a serious issue took place inside EverBank Field on Sunday.
The clash which took place on Sunday was one of the lower scoring games on a day filled with come from behind victories and many records being broken.
Whilst all around the NFL, there were unbelievable events happening on the field, but in Jacksonville, it was an off the field incident that grabbed the headlines.
It all centers around the Jaguars mascot - Jaxson De Ville who did an extreme stunt which has severely backfired.
During the fourth quarter of the game, De Ville made up a sign intended to poke fun at the Jaguars opponents that day.
The sign read: "TOWELS CARRY EBOLA" he was pictured holding the sign with a terrible towel in his other hand.
Terrible towels are synonymous with the Steelers these days after they have been pictured on the top of Mount Everest and even on the International Space Station.
The stunt - which went viral on Sunday was clearly very poorly thought out given the recent outbreak of the disease across several African countries and even one reported case in the USA.
With a mortality rate of nearly 90%, Ebola is one of the worst diseases in the world and after this stunt, I can't imagine the people of Dallas - the area of the US case, will be best pleased with Jaxson either.
Jags running away
In the wake of the stunt, the Jaguars franchize have distanced themselves from the stunt claiming that it was his idea and that no-one else at the franchize knew about it.
The same man has performed as the teams mascot since he first appeared in front of the fans in 1996 and this experienced veteran has clearly made a serious lapse in judgement.
The Jaguars have also issued an apology over the incident and there is currently no word on how the situation will be resolved.
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