Monkey Hangers – Hartlepool United
During the Napoleonic Wars, a French ship was wrecked off the shore of Hartlepool, with the only survivor being a pet monkey. The people of Hartlepool interrogated the chimpy chap, believing it to be a French spy. Then hung it.
The Hartlepool United mascot is even known as H’Angus. And was elected mayor in 2002.
Honestly. No monkey business.