Originally posted by kirksey957
The University of Minnesota is apologizing after its Goldy Gopher mascot poked fun at a Penn State football player who was praying before last week's game.
Goldy Gopher kneels in front of Hayes, according to the video posted on YouTube. When Hayes stands up, so does Goldy. The mascot tries to make some contact, but Hayes ignores him and trots back to the bench.
If anything, the Penn State player should apologize for ignoring a brother (gopher) in Christ.
I don't think the article has the facts.
First it says the mascot 'poked fun'. Did he? I'd like to hear it from him.
Secondly, the article says Hayes 'ignored' him. Perhaps. If the mascot was mocking him, then why not merely ignore the fool?
But maybe Hayes misunderstood the guys intention.
Either way the article left out some important information. I think the reporter should ask more questions before publishing a potentially inflammatory story.
Anyway, that's my opinion.