Serge the llama given star treatment at Bordeaux-Nantes match

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Serge the llama became a celebrity in France when a group of five drunk guys abducted him from a circus in Bordeaux and took him on a tram ride last week. The pictures of Serge's adventure quickly spread through social media and his celebrity grew. Now back with his owner, Serge was invited to Bordeaux's Ligue 1 match against Nantes as a guest of honor.

Before kickoff, Serge and owner John Beautour were personally accompanied onto the pitch by Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud and the llama's presence delighted the crowd.

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From Reuters:

The llama, nicknamed Serge in reference to French singer Serge Lama, received a warm welcome from the Chaban Delmas crowd before the kickoff of Girondins Bordeaux's game against Nantes, the Canaries.

"We don't have canaries but we have the llama," read a banner in the stands.

A draw was organised by the club with the winner being presented to the llama at the stadium, where club president Jean-Louis Triaud happily posed with the animal for photographers.

Sadly, Serge's presence did not bring good luck to the club as they lost 3-0 to Nantes. A result that surely would have disappointed Serge if he knew anything about football.

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