The most common approach to take with a stag do is a horrendous three day drinking session in one European city or another, but from time to time you need a bit of originality.
And a group of LADs had that in abundance when they decided to stich their mate up and make him a mascot for the Brentford vs Bolton game in the Championship on Saturday.
Nick Goff isn't even a Brentford fan, he is in fact a Wolves supporter - but his mates happened to have contacts at the Bees and used them to great effect.
This two-footer compilation is one not to be missed:
For the visit of Bolton, a game which Brentford won 2-0, Nick, along with several junior mascots, walked out onto the pitch with the players.
Despite being 38-years old, typically far too old to qualify as a mascot by a solid three decades, he got the full treatment on his stag do and Brentford even made this brilliant highlights package for him:
Hope you enjoyed your big day on Saturday @nickgoff79!!
We've put a little highlight package together for you to remember the day! pic.twitter.com/GdDWJlCqJn
- Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) January 16, 2018
oh my Goodness. Thanks! Everyone at Brentford was absolutely superb. Hope all of the "real" mascots had a great day in spite of the imposter.
- Nick Goff (@nickgoff79) January 16, 2018
Professional sports better Nick is getting married next week but felt he was too old for a stag do. His mates disagreed though, and arranged it all behind his back - only telling him to be in London at 11am on Saturday.
"I'm 38 and said I'm too old for a stag do and didn't want one," he told SPORTbible.
"My friends disagreed and said I had to have one. I was told to be in London at 11am Saturday but no idea what for - my guess was we were going to Kempton races. Then we got to Brentford, they gave me a full kit to wear but I thought that was all.
"Until they took me to the main reception and I was met by a bloke who said, 'are you the mascot'? I thought they were joking... they took me up to the hospitality area with all the other 9 year-old mascots! Bit awkward!
"But I made sure I didn't do anything to spoil their big day. [I] did a little warm up on the pitch, took a few shots, then led the teams out onto the pitch - the captain didn't want to hold my hand sadly!
And so it begins.......... #BrentfordMascot pic.twitter.com/51QXeZxmF5
- Jim Boyle Racing (@jimboyle17) January 13, 2018
Scenes at Brentford as a giant 9yr old mascot comes out dressed as @nickgoff79 :joy::joy: https://t.co/J4r09LYVDw
- Only Balls & Horses (@OnlyBallsHorses) January 13, 2018
Nick says there was a mixed reaction from the real mascots' parents and admitted he did see a few giggles from the visiting players. But he took it all in good jest and let the youngsters have their memorable day.
"One of the dads of the other mascots thought it was hilarious - the other one didn't seem to find it so funny!" he added.
"But I made sure I kept out of their way as much as I could and let them enjoy their day.
"I definitely caught some of the Bolton players laughing at me after the handshakes, but I was busy having my picture taken with the ref and linesmen by that stage. Lashed one into the top corner during the warm ups too, obviously."
Kudos to Nick for being a good sport, his mates for planning and organising - and Brentford for making it all happen. A truly brilliant story and a stag do to remember!
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