There are also other cases out there discussing whether fans can bring a cause of action when mascots touch them, hug them or sit on their laps as some are known to do.
Now I have a new video quiz for you on a similar question. What if the mascot is not a person in a costume but an actual animal?
If you watched football yesterday, you may have seen this video of the Seattle Seahawks mascot flying off to the stands and sharing a moment with the fans. Assume for the moment that the bird's talons cause an injury to the fan. Would he have a cause of action for strict liability because the bird is an animal? Or does the fan assume the risk by going to the game? Does the team have a duty to protect fans from attacks by their mascots?
Here is the video (if you can't see it below, go here):