Last week it was widely reported that LSU’s 400-pound live tiger mascot, Mike IV, had passed away. This news came just after the University of Florida Gators refused to play LSU on neutral ground because of concerns about the passing hurricane (when in reality UF saw the chance to back out of the game because they were injured and they took it, choosing not to play a surging LSU). It’s possible that game might get rescheduled for later this season, but if it does get played there’s going to be some SERIOUS bad blood after several Florida Gators Football players were photographed during the game with a cat skeleton wearing Mardi Gras beads, a gesture that’s 100% meant to mock Mike IV:
Rivalry aside, these players are mocking the death of a beloved mascot and tiger. Everything about this is f’d up beyond belief.
Without the beads, you could potentially make the argument that this was meant to be a slight against Missouri, but the fact that it’s PURPLE AND GOLD Mardi Gras beads and a dead cat skeleton on the week Mike IV died this is simply unmistakable. The toy reportedly came from a fan in the stands, you can see that fan pictured here at 1:57:46
I see this and can’t help but think there’s a calculated plan to make the Florida Gators the most hated team of 2016.
Anyways, if you haven’t seen this heartfelt tribute to Mike IV, LSU’s late mascot, check that out now because it’s amazing.