With the Atlanta Falcons’ latest loss, it seems like not only are the players and fans disgusted with their season, but their mascot Freddie Falcon took it a step further that ended with an apology of him jokingly referring to committing suicide because of their 2-6 season.
Before the Falcons played against their division foe in the Carolina Panthers, Freddie Falcon walked in the 10th annual Out of the Darkness Walk, which was organized by Atlanta chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Shortly after the Panthers absolutely obliterated the Falcons to the tune of 34-10 and intercepting Matt Ryan for three interceptions, the following tweet was posted on the mascot’s account.
“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”.
Three hours after the message was posted on the account, an apology was issued by Freddie Falcon and comment was also deleted as well.
The Falcons’ season has indeed been one of the worst in the Matt Ryan-Mike Smith Era, as their worst record came in their first year together back in 2008 positing a 4-12 record. If the Falcons continue on this path, they may end putting together their worst record ever, in what could be the last season for Smith after failing to live up to his team’s high expectations of a Super Bowl bound year.
Although the Falcons’ mascot crossed the line with his suicidal comment and was not right for saying it in the first place, it is understandable to see the frustration mounting, as the Falcons have looked awful in their past two losses. In a season of disappointments, even mascots can get caught up in the moment, which says something about the type of season the Dirty Birds are embarking at the moment.