Soohorang and Bandabi. Source: Arirang HD
They’re all so cute. Soohorang and Bandabi. Borobi. Zabivaka. Awwwwwww my god 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
But when their duty is over, can they stay, or once again disappear?
Like Clyde, Glasgow 2014 CWG’s thistle mascot, stayed to become Team Scotland’s mascot. So we hope that they can be remembered, preserved and can be seen again even after sport events are over, by being mascots of other things, like sport teams, skiing resorts, beaches, department stores, or provinces.
Yes, even though there are newer mascots being announced in more upcoming sport events, we still want them. Who knows “mascots” in the future would look like? Like something else that looks so unattractive?Something really weird, or?
I may be dramatising and exaggerating, but we just want the mascots of 2018, and all upcoming sport events, to stay and be preserved, so that they can be seen by people from our upcoming generations, forever.
Awwwww Zabby (Zabivaka)….. U r so cute. That’s the wolf representing the 2018 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Russia. So adorable right? We love him. But there is this one big problem.
The announcement of that Zabivaka is the official mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia gave rise to pictures that equals to Zabivaka pornography, where in all cases he is depicted in the nude doing highly sexually explicit actions.
This is totally unacceptable and insane because this behaviour is highly degratory towards the creator of Zabivaka, the FIFA World Cup, Russia and the mascot culture. In response to this phenomenon, the Russian Embassy from the United Kingdom tweeted about it and begged to stop the spreading of these shameful pics.
“Please stop making porn of Zabivaka the Wolf. Russia is begging you.”
Adapted from a tweet by the Russian Embassy in the UK.
We at HRSMA shall not condone such activities as this is a direct challenge to all of our beliefs, especially the reputation of the host nation Russia. In agreement with the Chairperson, we’ve decided to start a campaign on the social networks with the hashtag #StopZabivakaPorn in order to increase the awareness of this ugly event.
Mascots bring fun and joy to the people and makes us more open to the world. Not for pornography.
Let’s stop this once and for all. Spread the message.
2/5/17, left 5 months and 29 days to the Henrusian YOM.
Happy 15th anniversary! Happens to be the same age as the Chairperson here. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Anyway, give Zabivaka your best gift by clicking here, or take a picture with a Zabivaka plush toy and send it to his Facebook page or below this post!
The Chairperson has granted us permission to use his picture as a birthday gift for Zabivaka. Here it is:
Zabi, Zabivaka, go, go GOALLLLLLLL!
Happy birthday from HRSMA!
1/5/2017, left 5 months 30 days to the Henrusian YOM(Year of Mascots).
Hey! How have you all been? Do you know Zabivaka? Well, he is the anthropomorphic football-playing wolf mascot for the Russian 2018 FIFA World Cup! He looks cool with his goggles(and his 😉), but when we saw his costume, his goggles looked more like eye masks 😂😂😂. Nevertheless, we thought that Zabivaka is:
- Yes, he’s really fluffy;
- he’s adorable;
- and he is also a great dancer too!
“Honestly, I hope that Zabivaka, along with Borobi and Soohorang, will join Nila, Clyde and Vinicius, to bring happiness to the world. Because they are happy, has a spirit of strong enthusiasm, and resilience, which are capable of unifying and bonding everyone in the world together, as one.”
-Henry Tan, HRSMA Founder and Chairperson
Zabivaka has been chosen as the offical mascot of the Russian FIFA World Cup 2018 on 22/10/2016, and will thus be enlisted into HRSMA’s Actively Promoted Mascots to be further popularised. He would also be the Russian representative in HRSMA too.
Hey, why don’t we also invite Cat and Tiger(previous mascot candidates for the Russian FIFA World Cup 2018) to join as well? Also, do you like Zabivaka to be your dance teacher? What do you think?