Jaguars apologize for mascot’s bad ebola joke

The Jaguars are very sorry about that ebola joke.

On Sunday, Jaguars mascot Jaxson DeVille made a bad ebola joke.

On Monday, the Jaguars apologized in an email statement.

“Improvisation and humor have both been key elements to the character of Jaxson DeVille, especially when he performs at home games,” Jaguars President Mark Lamping said. “On Sunday, the person who has played Jaxson DeVille over the past 20 seasons made an extremely poor decision in that regard. The team was unaware of this inappropriate sign, which was hand-made by Jaxson during the fourth quarter of yesterday’s game, until after it had been displayed. We are handling the matter internally and taking it very seriously. We extend our sincerest apologies to anyone who was offended.

Reminders:
(1) NFL mascots do not need to make ebola jokes.
(2) Unless the Terrible Towel has touched the vomit, blood, sweat, saliva, urine or feces of someone who might have ebola, this is not how ebola works.

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