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Mafia distances itself from Molloo's Beheading

Fri, 27 Aug 2004

BoP Mafia distances itself from the beheading of Mooloo

After recent media speculation, the Bay of Plenty Mafia would like to distance themselves from the unfortunate beheading of the Waikato rugby mascot at Blue Chip Stadium on Sunday. Midway through the first half of Bay of Plenty's historic defence of the Ranfurly Shield, a local fan floored Waikato's `Mooloo', the strange cow-like mascot, with a superb grass-cutter tackle. Mooloo man for the day Jeff Andersen took off his horned-head and chased the fan but he disappeared into the cheering crowd. A second fan dumped the costume head in a rubbish bin.

As an Unofficial supporters organisation supporting the Bay of Plenty rugby team, the Bay of Plenty Mafia would like to distance themselves from this callous and heinous act.

Our specialty is putting horses' heads in rival coaches' beds - not putting deformed cow heads in rubbish bins. It is clearly an act well beneath us. We are dedicated to creating a Bay of Plenty rugby dynasty, elevating Glen Jackson to All Black captain (Wayne Ormond as deputy) and massing the ranks of Steamers' supporters into the most powerful army known to man.

Hassling mascots just isn't our scene, although if we'd wanted to wreak havoc, our 362kg one-man army Hori BOP and his diminutive sidekick Mini BOP have a fearsome reputation.

To all our critics, particularly the Waikato Rugby Union, we offer the words of Bart Simpson, paraphrased into our native Sicilian tongue: "Non avere una mucca, un uomo: ("Don't have a cow, man")

ENDS

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