The history of sports mascotting is fraught with violence. Well, not really. But sometimes mascots can take things a little too far, resulting in pissed off fans or people dressed as cartoon animals punching one another in their plush faces.
Here is a highlight reel of mascots at their worst, inspired by a recent Deadspin article featuring mascots eating people. I don't know if people think they can get away with more because they're wearing costumes, or some of these mascots are method actors who are getting a little too into their roles, but let's try to take it easy out there.