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Doncaster Rovers mascot sacked for underwear pose

Tracy Chandler
Image caption Tracy Chandler said she had put blood, sweat and tears into being Donny Dog

A woman who parades as the mascot Donny Dog at Doncaster Rovers has been sacked after posing in her underwear with the costume in a national newspaper.

Tracy Chandler, 40, said she received an email dismissal from the unpaid job after she appeared in the Sunday Sport in return for a donation to a children's charity.

She is urging fans to write to the club in an effort to get her role back.

Doncaster Rovers have refused to comment.

Ms Chandler said: "The photos were tongue-in-cheek and not seedy."

Although there had been no written contract with the club, she had been working as a mascot for over three years, she added.

"I did not tell the club I was going to do the photo as it all happened very quickly.

"I have put blood, sweat and tears into being Donny Dog and doing the charity work, and this is how they treat me."

Ms Chandler, who claims she is the only woman mascot in the country, was approached to pose for the photos after an article about her appeared in another newspaper.

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