Warrington planning more antics with social media sensation 'Whizzy Rascal'

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Warrington promise more antics from social media sensation ‘Whizzy Rascal’ after youngster sparked hilarious scenes by driving off with the match ball in a mini BMW at first home game

  • Warrington are keeping the identity of their new social media sensation secret 
  • ‘Whizzy Rascal’ was supposed to take the ball to the referee in the centre spot
  • But the youngster sparked hilarious scenes after driving off with the ball


Warrington are keeping the identity of their new social media sensation ‘Whizzy Rascal’ secret but promise there are more antics to come.

The match ball for the Wolves’ first home Super League game of the season was delivered by a young driver in a mini BMW, who sparked hilarious scenes after then driving off with the ball.

Instead of taking the ball straight to referee James Child in the centre spot, the mysterious youngster drove to the far side of the pitch and, after being encouraged to turn around, decided it would then be more fun to carry on to the opposite touchline.

‘Whizzy Rascal’ sparked hilarious scenes by driving off with the match ball before kick-off

‘Whizzy Rascal’ sparked hilarious scenes by driving off with the match ball before kick-off

The match got under way when the ball was eventually wrestled from the car and Warrington emerged 34-10 winners over Castleford but Whizzy remained a major talking point. 

Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: ‘I can’t let you into too much but a lot of people have got the sex wrong.

‘People are assuming it’s a boy and I’m not able to confirm or deny. But we’ll be doing it for the full season and there is a lot more to come.

‘Against Catalans, which is our next home game, we’ve also got an appearance from a mechanical dragon that will do battle with Whizzy Rascal.’

Warrington emerged 34-10 winners over Castleford but Whizzy remained a major talking point

Warrington emerged 34-10 winners over Castleford but Whizzy remained a major talking point

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