Hey Minnesota Vikings, where’s Ragnar?

Minnesota Vikings mascot Ragnar drives on the field before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy King)

Updated 5:40 p.m. | Posted 10:49 a.m.

Is the age of Ragnar over?

The unofficial mascot of the Minnesota Vikings has invited controversy with a Facebook post that says he watched yesterday’s game on TV.


Ragnar is the motorcycle-riding cheerleader for the team and has been since 1994.

His real name is Joseph Juranitch.

A petition drive to “reinstate” Ragnar is in full swing.

Later Monday afternoon, the Vikings sent a text message to KSTP’s Darren Wolfson on Ragnar’s status.

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