Hey Minnesota Vikings, where’s Ragnar?

Minnesota Vikings mascot Ragnar drives on the field before an NFL football game in 2012.  Andy King | AP file

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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