Matthews, North Carolina: Unloved Butler Bulldog

Six-foot-tall high school mascot bulldog statue was almost instantly mocked when it was unveiled in Spring 2021. Critics claimed that its face showed "fear" and "weakness" and that it looked more like a pug than a bulldog.

Butler High School

Address:
1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Matthews, NC
Directions:
Butler High School. I-485 exit 51A. Drive north on US-74. Turn right at the first stoplight onto Matthews-Mint Hill Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn right at the brick high school sign. The statue stands in a courtyard in front of the school, between the entry arch and the front door.
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Unloved Butler Bulldog.

Unloved Butler Bulldog

The bulldog is in a small courtyard at the front entrance to the school.

[Becky T., 01/06/2023]

Bulldog.

Unloved Butler Bulldog

They changed his eyes a bit, but we still loved the Unloved Bulldog.

[J & B, 08/29/2021]

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