AN OLDHAM Athletic fan is being hunted after a barney with a mascot led to them assaulting the giant owl.
Chaddy The Owl’s feathers were ruffled by one of the Latics’ own fans before kick off at Tuesday’s League One match at Preston North End.
Chaddy was reportedly “shaken up” by the incident.
Latics Chief Executive Alan Hardy said: “Obviously we are shocked and disappointed to hear of these allegations.
“I have made contact with my counterpart at Preston to ask if there is any CCTV coverage in the area concerned which they are looking into.
“Luckily Chaddy is alright, but it was an unpleasant incident and one we do not want to see repeated ever again.
“Chaddy is a great ambassador for the club and should be treated with respect at all times.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the club.