Mascot Fired For Not Being Fat Enough

by Nigel Assam

English soccer team Bradford City F.C. fired the man who played its mascot, the “City Gent”, because he lost too much weight. Since 1994, Lenny Berry has played the “jolly, portly character” that was based on Stafford Hegginbotham, the club’s former chairman.

Imagine the legal challenges if this were to happen in the U.S.

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