On Tuesday, LSU mascot Mike VI was euthanized, then on Saturday, Gators players were seen with a cat skeleton on the sidelines with Mardi Gras beads around its neck.
Anyone want to tell me what this is, exactly? pic.twitter.com/W1d9DfVooP
— Thomas Goldkamp (@ThomasGoldkamp) October 16, 2016
The skeleton was also in the crowd sporting purple and gold beads, LSU’s colors.
So the cat skeleton Florida players were photographed with apparently belonged to a fan in the audience, as noted in the 4th quarter: pic.twitter.com/FVLKkVXot9
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 16, 2016
Florida tweeted out a statement Sunday, saying the object – a “Halloween cat” – was brought to the stadium by a fan and has no ties to the school.
The Halloween cat seen on the field after last nights game was thrown onto the field by a fan. It has no significance within our program.
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 16, 2016
Fans on the Bayou aren’t very thrilled with the act or the statement.
— Tristen Nicole (@trishtennicole) October 17, 2016
“OH, BUT IT WAS FROM SOME FAN IN THE STANDS”
UF people think that excuse is gonna fly.
— PodKATT (@valleyshook) October 16, 2016
— JAZZ ONE (@JazzOne) October 16, 2016
— Chance Hester (@CoachHesterSMHS) October 16, 2016
The teams meet Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge.