Wanderers had an extra man against Norwich on Saturday - Lofty the Lion.

The visiting Norwich players complained that Lofty was affecting their concentration, claiming he looked exactly the same as the Wanderers players.

The Bolton mascot was cheering on the Whites from the side of the Reebok pitch during the game as he has done at every home match for years.

But the Norwich players had a problem with him wearing the same white shorts and socks as the home players, saying that it made him indistinguishable from Sam Allardyce's men.

You would have thought the enormous lion's head and giant mane would have given them a clue.

Lofty was banished to an invisible corner of the stadium before returning to cheer on the Whites for the rest of the game - after a change of shorts and socks, of course.