FOOTBALL mascot Donny the Dog was hounded out of Huddersfield at the weekend.
The Doncaster Rovers mascot was banned from the Galpharm Stadium by police on Saturday.
It is the first time that Donny the Dog - who is 58-year-old club director and grandfather Andy Liney - has been refused admission to a Football League ground since he started the fundraising role five years ago.
His ban on the grounds of "police intelligance information" comes despite written permission from Huddersfield Town secretary Ann Hough before the game.
Andy, a Doncaster Rovers supporter for 46 years, said he was "appalled, shock and stunned by the decision."
He added: "I am seriously concerned by this and would like to know what the police know about me to ban me from the game. It has never been raised before.
"I do a bucket collection among our own fans for the club's academy sides."
Club chairman John Ryan added: "This was draconian policing at its worst.
"I aim to make an official complaint to the West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable.
"It creates a lot of bad feeling and yet in four meetings with Huddersfield Town over the past two seasons there have been no problems of crowd trouble in or out of the ground.
"His banning goes totally against the Football League's ethos of encouraging these mascots and the great work they all do for the various charities backed by the league. Andy has not been banned at any other grounds over the past few seasons and we never ban a visiting mascot at our ground."
Match commander Chief Insp Ram Mohayuddin said police intelligence was that Donny had incited his supporters at other grounds and would not be tolerated at the Galpharm.
He said: "We do usually allow mascots in, but our understanding is that his behaviour has not been acceptable at other matches. I can't go into specifics, but he was not allowed into our stadium last year either."
He said Mr Liney could have gone into the match without his costume on.
* The match was halted for a couple of minutes in the second half when two golf balls were thrown into the ground from the Kilner Bank. They landed on the pitch and did not hit anyone.
One youth was arrested.