Piers Morgan fumes at Arsenal after club sack long-serving mascot Gunnersaurus in latest cost-cutting exercise

first_imgArsenal feel there is no need for Gunnersaurus when no fans are allowed (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic, Jerry Quy – who has played the role since its inception nearly three decades ago – has been let go with Arsenal citing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their finances as the reason.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith fans still not allowed at grounds around the country, Gunnersaurus’ place at the club has been deemed ‘no longer necessary’.But the mascot was something of a cult figure and much loved by supporters, while Quy himself has been an Arsenal fan since the 1960s and has been hailed for his work under the dinosaur suit.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalGood Morning Britain host and Arsenal season ticket holder Piers Morgan was livid with the decision and has called on the club’s manager and captain to bring Gunnersaurus back.‘WHAT? This had better not be true,’ he tweeted on Monday. ‘Is it Arsenal??!’He continued: ‘You’re going nowhere Gunnersaurus. I refuse to let Arsenal sack you. Come on Mikel Arteta, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – this is not what our club is about.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 5 Oct 2020 12:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Morgan has called on Arsenal to bring Gunnersaurus back immediately (Picture: Twitter)Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker responded to Morgan’s tweet, saying: ‘Shouldn’t be necessary, but it might be a good move and an act of kindness for the Arsenal players and manager to club together and sort out this absurdity.’While Arsenal have confirmed that Quy has left his post as Gunnersaurus after 27 years, they insists the beloved mascot will return at a later date when supporters are allowed back at the Emirates.MORE: Arsenal’s hopes of signing a new midfielder fade as Chelsea rule out Jorginho dealMORE: Houssem Aouar reveals why he rejected Arsenal to stay at LyonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Piers Morgan fumes at Arsenal after club sack long-serving mascot Gunnersaurus in latest cost-cutting exercisecenter_img The club’s iconic mascot has been shockingly let go after 27 years (Picture: Getty Images)Piers Morgan has led the backlash against Arsenal after the north London club sacked Gunnersaurus, their mascot of 27 years, in their latest cost-cutting exercise.The Gunners courted controversy earlier this year when they made 55 members of staff redundant during the height of the coronavirus pandemic – though those changes mainly affected the scouting departing.Now in a separate move from that initial wave of sackings, Arsenal have rather surprisingly got rid of their much-loved mascot, who has been a mainstay at the club since 1993. Comment Advertisementlast_img

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