Freddie Falcon, the mascot for – you guessed it – the Atlanta Falcons, made an appearance at a charity walk organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention early on Sunday morning. Hours later, the Falcons were creamed by the Panthers, the latest setback in a depressing season, and the mascot’s Twitter account fired off this tweet:
“Had a good time at the #ood suicide prevention walk today. I may need to go back if our season continues the way it is.”
The PC Mental Health Police didn’t take a shine to a cutesy, kid-friendly character being flippant about suicide, so Freddie Falcon was forced to apologize and delete the tweet.
That’s just wrong. First off, a mascot can’t kill himself. Only the person inside the mascot can do that. And unless the person in the mascot picks a really messy way to do it, one that also destroys the costume, such as, let’s say… jumping into a wood chipper, you can’t kill both. Either way, the team would just get someone else to play the mascot. Besides, there’s no way Freddie Falcon would kill himself before Jaxson De Ville. That mascot has been on suicide watch for years now.