File this under: Things that probably aren’t ok unless you’re a giant purple dinosaur.

No, this story does not involve Barney. It does involve the Colorado Rockies Mascot Dinger, and it also involves mascots battling a youth football team at Thursday night’s Denver Broncos preseason game.

Dinger did not take it easy on the youths, and the videos are way, way funnier than they should be:

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Disclaimer: 9NEWS does not support mascots clotheslining small children. Thankfully, it appears the little guy is okay.

No, seriously. Dinger taught these kids a valuable lesson:

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Just when you thought the triceratops found in the Thornton parking lot was stealing Dinger’s thunder as the No. 1 dinosaur in town, this mascot went and showed the world who’s boss.