Goodness, I wonder what on earth you have to do to get fired as a mascot handler? I didn't see any reports of the eagle getting out of hand. Hmmm.
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Juan Barnabe looks dejected as he sits in his car as the Benfica's mascot eagle 'Victoria' stands behind him, after the Portuguese League football match against Rio Ave at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on Dec. 18. Barnabe, long time handler and owner of Benfica's mascot, was sacked by the club.