Sam Allardyce has spoken out for the first time after urging the FA to “look at” Watford mascot Harry the Hornet, revealing for the first time that his mother and father were in fact killed by wasp mascots.
Allardyce was widely mocked on Monday when he accused the mascot of being “out of order” for diving at the feet of Crystal Palace winger Wilfired Zaha at full-time of his side’s 1-1 draw.
Speaking today however, the former England manager opened up about his deeply-entrenched issues with wasp mascots, one of whom led to the death of his parents many years ago.
“Perhaps I got a little overexcited about it. But I have seen what apparently cute and gregarious mascots can do to people, and it ain’t pretty. I’ve kept it quiet until now but after yesterday I couldn’t any longer,” said Allardyce today, adding that he remembers his parents’ death at the hands of a number of wasp mascots like it was yesterday. “They jump around thinking it’s funny, with absolutely no regard for unknown heart conditions. They have to be stopped.”
He added: “I’m not saying it was one of the same wasp mascots, now masquerading as Watford’s mascot after changing his identity, but who’s to say? Everyone might think it’s a good laugh, but at what cost?”
At press time, Allardyce called for greater regulation on mascots the world over, calling them “the prominent threat of our time”.