Mascot has to be escorted off the field after shooting himself in the groin with a t-shirt cannon

Mascot has to be escorted off the field after shooting himself in the groin with a t-shirt cannon

There's nothing worse than embarrassing yourself in public, especially if you're at work. We all like to believe that we're in total control of ourselves when we're on the job, but the fact is that disaster could strike at any time, and leave us utterly humiliated. I still remember my first shift as a bartender, when I had to change a barrel of beer, screwed it up, and ended up being sprayed in the face with about three-and-a-half-pints of ice-cold German lager. I think my cheeks were burning red a whole week later.

However, that incident is nothing compared to the indignity experienced by one guy at a college football game, who managed to make a complete fool of himself in front of an entire stadium of sports fans. To make matters worse, the ignoble incident was captured on video, and has now been uploaded to social media for everyone to see. It's my worst nightmare personally.

On Saturday, Chip the Buffalo, the University of Colorado’s sideline mascot, was preparing to fire some t-shirts out of a t-shirt cannon and into the braying crowds. However, when fiddling with the un, he managed to somehow wedge it between his legs and accidentally pull the trigger, which promptly fired the wad of fabric straight into his exposed crotch at great speed. As you can see in the footage above, this painful balls-up ended with poor Chip folding up into a ball and falling to the ground. Personally, I don't blame him.

Despite the overall hilarity, a number of people were worried that Chip (or at least, the human inside the costume) might have been badly injured. However, the giant fluffy bull later took to Twitter to reassure fans that he was okay. Thank god. Ah well, the lesson to take away here is this: if you're armed with a t-shirt cannon and you have an itchy trigger finger, then for the love of God don't point it at your own groin. Trust me: you'll thank me for this advice.