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Torquay ground Gilbert the Gull after fans clash

Torquay United's Gilbert the Gull has had his wings clipped!

The Mirror reports Gilbert has been grounded after allegedly swearing at home fans - and challenging them to a FIGHT.

Torquay United's Gilbert the Gull was spotted arguing with his own supporters as the team crashed at home to visitors Grimsby.

Shortly after the game, fans took to the Devon club's website to complain about the novelty character's alleged bad language and threatening gestures.

Torquay chief executive Andrew Candy launched a probe into the bizarre spat at last weekend's Conference Premier clash which Grimsby won 3-2.

He cleared the mascot to resume his duties at the team's Plainmoor ground - but banned him from the Popside home stand to avoid further aggro with die-hard fans.

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