Luke Vescio: The ‘Honey Badger’ of Mascots

by Brendan Bradford – Luke Vescio took a different route to cult figure status than Nick Cummins did. While Cummins rose to fame with his humorous one-liners and fondness for the Honey Badger, Vescio did it by wearing a rat costume, pulling his hammy and baring his ass to the world. The 20-year-old Warringah Rat became an online viral sensation when a video emerged of the misfortunate injury he picked up in a mascot race at halftime of the North Harbour Rays vs NSW Country Eagles Round 3 NRC match at Brookvale Oval. The video shows Vescio, wearing a Rat costume, leading the race through the halfway mark before he pulled up lame and his pants fell down as he hit the deck on halfway.
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