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London Mascot Derby Chaos!

7 July 2015

Defeat for Theo as mayhem descends on the Kia Oval

Orient’s Theo the Wyvern joined representatives from Surrey, West Ham, Harlequins, Tottenham Hotspur, AFC Wimbledon, Saracens, and Queens Park Rangers – as well as friendly interlopers from Octopus Investments and Help for Heroes in front of a 20,000 capacity crowd at the interval of the Surrey v Middlesex Nat West T20 Blast game.

In what was described by a Surrey official as “A rigidly controlled relay race, genuinely testing the athleticism of mascots from across the capital,” the collected mascots were asked to undertake a short obstacle course but proceedings quickly descended into farce and the race was declared null and void.

However, with a winner needing to be crowned to maintain the honour of the event, BBC London’s Johnny Barran spontaneously declared a dance off, with crowd reactions determining the winner!

The clear victor was the break dancing Womble from AFC Wimbledon – who took home the crown for South London! Rivalries were renewed afterwards with a challenge laid down for the London Mascot Derby VI – next year at the Kia Oval!

Watch the short video now here

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