West Point cadets made an enormous mistake forward of the Army-Navy soccer recreation subsequent month.
U.S. Military Academy cadets traveled this previous weekend to a farm close to Annapolis, Maryland, the house of Navy mascot Bill. Since there have been many goats with the identical title, the cadets grabbed Navy mascot Bill No. 34, a one-horned, 14-year-old retiree, as an alternative of Bill No. 37, the New York Times reported.
On Monday, Bill No. 34 was returned safely and believed to be in good well being by a veterinarian.
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“The U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy are disappointed by the trust that was broken recently between our brothers and sisters in arms. These actions do not reflect either academy’s core values of dignity and respect,” superintendents Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams and Vice Adm. Sean Buck mentioned in a press release on Monday evening.
Taking one another’s mascots was as soon as a long-time custom and all the time seen as a prank, but it surely has been reportedly off-limits because the early Nineteen Nineties. Back in 2018, Army officers apologized to the Air Force Academy after a falcon was injured throughout a prank.
According to the Times, Army has taken a Bill mascot no less than 10 instances over the previous 70 years.
The Army-Navy recreation is ready for Dec. 11.
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