When the 2018 Henrusian YOM is over, sport events are over and so does the duty of the mascots……what now?

Soohorang and Bandabi. Source: Arirang HD

They’re all so cute. Soohorang and Bandabi. Borobi. Zabivaka. Awwwwwww my god ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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.


Zabivaka for pornography? Nope.

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.