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Raiders mascot causes on-court controversy

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Raiders mascot causes on-court controversy

Plymouth mascot “Foxy” could find himself in hot water following a controversial incident in the Raiders’ narrow victory over Guildford on Saturday night.

Plymouth mascot “Foxy” could find himself in hot water following a controversial incident in the Raiders’ narrow victory over Guildford on Saturday night.

With just three points separating the two sides, the mascot seemingly entered the court and pulled down the shorts of Heat guard Martelle McLemore, to the amazement of the away bench and other onlookers.

The incident is sure to attract attention from the BBL, and will also cause questions to be asked over the role of mascots in the professional arena.

After the game, McLemore’s team-mate Tayo Ogedengbe expressed his disbelief at the incident via his Twitter account (@tayotweets).

He tweeted: “Only in the BBL can a mascot pull down a visiting players shorts in the middle of the game, and the refs do nothing???? ACB, Pro A/B NEVER!

“Never seen anything like it in my life. BBL step your game up for the sake of British basketball, please I beg u, as a English player.

“…(it) should not happen in a professional, premiership environment.”

The Raiders won a close encounter 87-83 to book their place in the semi-finals of the BBL Trophy.

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