Goldy Gopher trucked a child during halftime of the Vikings game (Video)

Goldy Gopher was much nicer to these old dudes. (Craig Lassig /AP Images for Noble House Hotels & Resorts)

Minnesota had a bye this weekend, but there was one Gopher that still got after it on the field.

During halftime of the Minnesota Vikings game, there was a game between a local youth team and a team of mascots. The mascots, Goldy Gopher especially, did not take it easy on the kids. At all.

Poor kid had no idea what he was getting himself into.

At least he’ll have this footage to cherish (or be haunted by) for the rest of his life.

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