The quartet continued to fight as stewards swarmed the pitch, as chants of "Come on Wolfie" echoed from the away end. Wolves have taken the whole affair extremely seriously, also refusing to name Wolfie - possibly for fear of retaliation by angry pigs up and down the country - revealing only that he has been doing the job for two years. But the cat was part of the Bristol City charity/foundation thing at the time called 'City 2000' or something like that. continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The Gent was inspired by Sixties chairman Stafford Higginbotham, a portly local businessman and now lifelong fan. language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification, -1) ? By Can someone explain why a team nicknamed The Robins have pigs and a cat as their mascots? Your daily source of Spanish La Liga football results, and La Liga Soccer news, views, league tables, fixtures, results and opinion. UPDATE: Three people have been arrested following Saturday's violent scenes. Full access to all forums (not all viewable as guest), Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates, Get your own profile page and make new friends. The most insightful comments on all subjects Welcome to One Team in Bristol - Bristol City Forums, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. The 3 pigs was part of a promotional/brand deal thing at the time, I forget now who exactly they represented. The final score was a 6-1 mauling in favour of the Wolves but it was a bashing of a different kind that brought new meaning to another of football's great traditions - half-time entertainment. Welsh accents can be heard. In fact, he's even got his own merchandise. However, 20 years ago today, the story unfolded at Ashton Gate in a mascot vs mascots fight. How could i forget that day, we got mauled 6-1 as well, It was on 'Have I Got News For You' as well at the time. Wolves 1-3 Man City: Kevin De Bruyne scores and assists as visitors enjoy perfect start. Does anyone know of a video clip anywhere on the net of the infamous punch up? Did you see anything? Enter your email to follow new comments on this article. try again, the name must be unique, Please Proper fight my ass, my grandma throws better punchs than this. I do and all. In the missing words round they had a headline saying 'Who's afraid of the big bad ????????' Only eight days ago at Norwich, Berry, a perfectly sane textile worker, was to be seen chasing a cat, which in turn was chasing a canary. News, results and discussion about the beautiful game. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, Email already exists. Football mascots in the Midlands have always drawn a reaction, with this seasons being Championship side West Bromwich Albion's bizarre boiler. You can unsubscribe at any time. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when I believe that it used to or still is on "they think its all over" when the programme starts? Please Interaction between mascots is a normal thing, he said, even if it is not usually taken to the extremes of Ashton Gate. They were just messing around on the pitch, but as they walked off towards the tunnel, one of the pigs tried to wind the wolf up again and succeeded - he swung a punch (a proper punch, too), tried to start another fight and was dragged off by the stewards. At half time of the contest, Wolfie roamed the field when confronted by the pigs, who circled the Wolves mascot. Report and free highlights as Man City become first Premier League team to win 10 opening-day fixtures in a row You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. And if you think you can just walk into the job, think again. Your daily source of Spanish. About time they settled it mano to mano, none of that house hiding crap. i remember that day, i just stood there shocked thinking they were playing around or something, then the crowd got behind the 3 pigs and it was well funny. Wolves are thought to be pushing for their maximum FA Cup allowance of 15 per cent, at the 27,000-capacity Ashton Gate. will be published daily in dedicated articles. The cat was also a big part of the club's youth clubs that younger fans could be a member of. Email or call 0117 934 3200, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to try again, the name must be unique, Please But despite Blackwell's friendly nature, and his innocent role of entertaining the crowd, it seems if the opposition mascot doesn't get you then the fans might. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. November 8, 2005 in Football Chat, There was an item in The Independent on SATURDAY just gone, Didn't know wolfie apologised last year for his actions on. The cat was also a big part of the club's youth clubs that younger fans could be a member of. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Never to the dark side, Oldest first, -1) ? Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. You call that a fight? that was well funny at half time when they started fighting the wolf against the three pigs quality, i think it was in the 1998/99 season though not 97. 'active' : ''"> What is the motivation for a grown man to parade in full costume in front of thousands of people? Wolfie, however, is not alone in setting a bad example. Blackwell, who has been doing the job for three years, explained: "It's every football fan's ambition to be with the team on the pitch. 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Video shows shocking street brawl near Ashton Gate after Bristol City vs Cardiff City match. WARNING: Video shows scenes of violence and includes some strong language, THE BIGGEST STORIES ACROSS BRISTOL IN YOUR INBOX. Think it made the papers around the world as well. 'active' : ''"> I don't think we've ever had one." Here's a proper football fight. Bristol City scores, results and fixtures on BBC Sport, including live football scores, goals and goal scorers. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies 'active' : ''"> In the end punches were being thrown and, in a surreal finale, the fight was broken up by the home club's own mascot - a cat. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Sorry, I should have said it was in the Guardian not the indy. But the cat was part of the Bristol City charity/foundation thing at the time called 'City 2000' or something like that. 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The 36 seconds video depicts young men brawling on Ashton Road with the row of coloured houses in the background. 7 November 1998 in the Football League First Division (now Championship), 3 on 1 isn't really fair but it is a wolf against pigs. It means you can meet your heroes, which I have done." No joy there for big bad Wolfie then. Most liked, -1) ? Connolly himself could feel hard done by that his feat isn't remembered as fondly as the halftime scrap. try again, the name must be unique, Please Oldest first, -1) ? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Be a part of One Team in Bristol - Bristol City Forums by signing in or creating an account. real-world solutions, and more. I think the pigs were there as sponsors of a windshield (or maybe glass) company? Independent Premium. Can remember it featuring on Soccer AM's 60 second call in when they were told not to call in about Scrapping Mascots because it was all people were talking about. Aston Villa's Hercules the Lion was sacked after reportedly groping the club's beauty queen on the pitch last season. Berry takes the sting out of fans' chants of "who ate all the pies?" The football subreddit. I'm sure there's a joke here somewhere about Fights, Middle of the pitch Mascots and our current sistuation. Bizarrely, the Three Little Pigs were only at Ashton Gate for the day to promote a local double glazing firm. Pigs may not fly but they do fight back when they're being huffed, puffed and provoked by Wolfie. Such is his enthusiasm for his part-time job that he starred in a Coca-Cola advert, which highlighted how much embarrassment he caused his teenaged son by dressing up on match days as an eagle.