Colourful Gum

Continuing on with the streak of unpredictability, today’s mascot brings us back to cricket.
Did you know that cricket has a world cup?  Since 1975, 20 teams get together every 4 years to battle it out.  I had never heard of this, so this possibly incorrect fact (sponsored by Wikipedia) surprised me:
“The tournament is the world’s third largest with only the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics exceeding it.  The 2011 Cricket World Cup final was televised in over 200 countries to over 2.2 billion television viewers”  That means 1/3 of people on earth were watching cricket.  That’s pretty cool!
But of course, these emails are never written for the sport or the information.  They’re for the mascots!
In 2003, the genius country that is South Africa decided this big event needs a mascot.  So they made Dazzle, the zebra.

A zebra is pretty unique which is why he caught my eye right away.  I also was sucked in when I saw this photo:
Is he a mascot/doctor/tourist?  The outfit is not working so much.  Especially because it covers him head to toe, so we can’t see him rocking his stripes!


Is this making anyone think of childhood memories?  Bright colours, soccer ball, I think someone stole from somewhere.

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