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Try not to wince watching this mascot accidentally shoot himself with a T-shirt gun

It's probably not an awesome idea to use a T-shirt gun if you're not absolutely sure which end the tees are meant to come out. Alas, this was the grievous mistake that led to a mascot injury last week. 

The University of Colorado's mascot Chip the Buffalo was carted off the field during a football game against the University of New Hampshire last week after shooting a T-shirt gun in the wrong direction, according to Buzzfeed.  

Instead of sending a tee into the crowd as intended, he shot himself. Ouch. 

Chip — well, technically the person behind the Chip costume — was then carted off the field to seek medical attention. 

You can see the whole unfortunate incident unfurl in the two tweets shared by Josh Parcell and Lindsay Joy below:

Something you don't see every day: Chip the Buffalo's t-shirt gun malfunctioned and he had to be carted off the field! Never took his head off though... respect the commitment #footballguy pic.twitter.com/qi0lrPM4Dk

— Lindsay Joy (@LindsayJoyTV) September 15, 2018

Despite the mascot's absence on the field, Colorado still beat New Hampshire, 45 to 14.

After the incident, Chip shared a photo on Twitter to let everyone know that he's doing okay and appreciates the support.

I’m good guys! Thanks for all the love ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VK9vKm8xvM

— Chip the Buffalo (@Chipthebuffalo) September 15, 2018

We hope that at the very least, Chip got to keep the shirt.

[H/T: Buzzfeed]


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