Mascots

How Cyril the Swan became the UK’s most notorious mascot

Beginning in the late ’90s, Swansea City’s mascot was accused of all manner of fowl play, from inciting riots and head butting a referee to attacking other mascots and even a rival coach, all while saving the club’s financial fortunes. Then the nine-foot-tall bird became the prime suspect in a serious assault. by Jeff Maysh | …

Crystal Palace mascot absent from matches due to bird flu fears

And no, this doesn’t mean Big Sam will be quarantined over mad cow fears (Crystal Palace/Instagram) Crystal Palace’s real, live American bald eagle mascot, Kayla, has been restricted from attending matches in recent weeks due to bird flu related restrictions from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Though this might sound like the opening …

Cristiano Ronaldo wolf is the 2018 World Cup mascot

Pervert Cat didn’t stand a chance The mascot for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been decided and the winner is Cristiano Wolf. Back in September, FIFA announced three finalists that were voted on by the Russian public: Space Tiger, Pervert Cat, and a wolf character that was almost certainly based on Cristiano Ronaldo. The …

Brazil have a very angry new mascot

(CBF) Brazil have been known as Canarinho (little canary) since they adopted their now famous yellow kits in 1954, so 62 years later they have finally decided to bring that nickname to life in the form of an odd new mascot: A large, angry canary. Looking like Tweety Bird on steroids, we can only assume …

Partick Thistle’s unsettling mascot is looking for a Valentine

(Partick Thistle) Kingsley, the confusing new mascot unveiled by Scottish club Partick Thistle last summer, has gotten a lot of attention this season. Sadly, that attention has not translated to steamy romance. So their club decided to help their favorite abstractly angry sun find a date for Valentine’s Day with a poetry competition and a …