We get that sports mascots are supposed to be funny and entertain, but every once in a while they do something they probably shouldn't.
Which is exactly what the genius behind "Jaxson DeVille", which aside from having one of the lamest mascot names of all-time, doesn't excuse what he did.
For some inexplicable reason, he was seen on the sideline of Sunday's Jagaurs/Steelers game holding a sign that said "Towels Carry Ebola"..
This happened on Sunday... http://t.co/VOlc9PZnlj pic.twitter.com/So1Btx1UZQ
— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 6, 2014
There are precious few people who may have thought that funny. Yet it appeared anyway.
For their part, the Jaguars issued an apology with team president Mark Lamping mentioning the Jaguars had no idea the sign happened until it happened. Lamping also added some form of discipline will be doled out to the employee who plays the DeVille role.
We aren't going to sit here and play political correctness here and say this was totally offensive to all. It wasn't.
But it WAS in poor taste, not funny and just a bad idea in general and also lays credence to the thought maybe mascots should think a little bit before they do something.