Chaos at college football game as half-time celebration goes awry

Chris Young
Sports Reporter

A victory lap for a college football team in the US has gone horribly and hilariously wrong.

Since 1964, Oklahoma University have had two white horses pull the ‘Sooner Schooner’, a vintage cart the college uses to celebrate touchdowns.

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The ‘Sooner Schooner’ took to the field at half-time of the team’s eventual 52-14 victory over West Virginia, but fans won’t remember the day for their team’s impressive win.

The ‘Schooner’ had a bit too much speed behind it as it turned around the field, tipping over and throwing the two drivers at the front clear of the cart.

There were also three passengers in the back of the ‘Schooner’.

All of the people aboard the cart, plus the two horses pulling it, were unhurt by the accident.

Oklahoma Ruf Nek's Sooner Schooner over turns after a touchdown celebration during a college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the West Virginia Mountaineers. (Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

In a statement release after the game, Oklahoma University said uneven weight distribution at the rear of the cart had caused it to tip over.

“The Sooner Schooner tipped over today. We believe it was the result of weight distribution among riders in the rear of the wagon,” the statement read.

“Three individuals were evaluated at the stadium and released. All others reported that they were uninjured. Upon initial evaluation, it also appears the ponies are uninjured.

“Medical staff responded immediately as did the expert horse handlers and veterinarian who staff all games. We are grateful that the injuries were not serious and for the staff members who responded so well.”