Jacksonville Jaguars fans felt some relief on Sunday, when Jaxson De Ville, the mascot of the Jaguars survived an unfortunate stunt and was uninjured.
The veteran performer, who is tied to a bungee line and attached to a zipline, has been dazzled by Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Field crowds with a graceful backflip from a stadium fixture. This allows him to glide down to the midfield, before opening kickoffs.
Jaxson de Ville got his bungee rope tangled up with another wires Sunday which made it impossible for him to use the zip line properly. Instead of gracefully gliding to midfield, the mascot dangled from the stands and then climbed into the upper deck.
Jaxson de Ville (Jaxon Jaguars mascot) lands at the top-level seats, after an unfortunate pregame stunt against the Atlanta Falcons.
Jaxson De Ville’s zip line was unable to function properly because his bungee cord got tangled up with wires around it. Instead of moving gently towards midfield, Jaxson de Ville dangled his bungee cable over the stands, before ascending into the upper deck.
After getting trapped in a bungee jump, Jaxson De Ville of Jacksonville Jaguars is now lowered to the top deck.
The anthromorphic yellow Jaguar was not shaken by the experience or when he landed safely on his feet.
After avoiding near disaster, he stood to receive a round applause.
Jaxson de Ville regularly performs the act in Jacksonville as well London. In London, the team occasionally has played in recent times.
Jaguars fans didn’t have much to celebrate after the game. Jacksonville lost 21-14 to Atlanta Falcons, reducing their season record to 2-8.
The anthromorphic yellow Jaguar was not a broken character after the ordeal.
Jaxson de Ville, a Falcons fan (right), helped to guide Jaxson into the crowd.
Jaxson de Ville stopped for a second and took his time after the unsuccessful jump.
Jaxson de Ville’s performance isn’t the first.
While playing Pittsburgh in 2014, the mascot raised a towel with the message “Towels Carry Ebola.” This was intended to make fun of Steelers fans that are famous for waving gold towels during games.
Jaguars President Mark Lamping apologised in a statement.
Lamping stated that “Improvisation as well humor were key components of Jaxson’s character, particularly when he plays at home games.” Lamping stated that Sunday’s performance was a poor example of the bad decisions made by the player who played Jaxson deVille for the last 20 seasons.
“The sign was made by Jaxson in the fourth quarter yesterday and was not noticed by the team until it was displayed.
Jaxson De Ville, Jacksonville Jaguars’ mascot runs onto the field prior to a previous game
Jaxson, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ mascot, arrives at the stadium in November 21