They’re not as well-known as their more athletic teammates, but mascots at Europe’s leading football clubs are firm fan favourites.
The pandemic hurt Arsenal to such an extent that the Premier League club decided to give Gunnersaurus, the club’s beloved dinosaur mascot, the boot. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s highest paid star, stepped in and offered to pay a part of his 350,000 weekly salary to ensure this dinosaur doesn’t become extinct.
Here’s a closer look at five other mascots who’ve charged up the field at leading clubs:
Fred the Red, representing The Red Devils since the early 1990s.
A real-life animal mascot, Kayla the American bald eagle lives in a Kent sanctuary and has even featured on an album cover.
Simply called Jay, the zebra was brought into action in 2015.
The liver bird. Bad name, but is represented by a cormorant, the mythical bird that’s also on the club crest.
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