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Mesut Ozil Offers To Pay Wages Of Recently Sacked Arsenal Mascot Gunnersaurus

Mesut Ozil Offers To Pay Wages Of Recently Sacked Arsenal Mascot Gunnersaurus

Mesut Ozil has offered to pay the wages of Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus for as long as he plays for the club.

It was revealed on Monday that Jerry Quy, who played the iconic mascot for 27 years, was being made redundant due to fans not being allowed in stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Gunners players and celebrity fans alike paid tribute to Quy and labelled the decision disgraceful - but Ozil has decided to go above and beyond.

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The 31-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday and stated: "I was so sad that Jerry Quy aka our famous & loyal mascot @Gunnersaurus and integral part of our club was being made redundant after 27 years.


"As such, I'm offering to reimburse @Arsenal with the full salary of our big green guy as long as I will be an Arsenal player so Jerry can continue his job that he loves so much."

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Ozil then signed off with "#JusticeForGunnersaurus #YaGunnersYa."

Fans have reacted to the gesture and they think it is incredibly classy from the former Real Madrid man.

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An Arsenal spokesman commented shortly after Ozil's tweeteds, saying: "Gunnersaurus is not extinct and will return to action when fans are allowed back at matches."

Following the news being revealed, fans across the world set up a number of petitions and GoFundMe pages to help Quy out.

But Ozil's involvement could see the Gunnersaurus return to the Emirates Stadium sooner rather than later.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Football News, Football, Mesut Ozil, Arsenal, Take a bow, reactions

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