In 1990, Italy hosted the World Cup and watched their team finish third overall, losing to Argentina and West Germany (the Berlin Wall didn’t come down until 1991!). This World Cup was known for defensive play, with few goals scored, and dependency on shootouts. There were also a record number of red cards awarded to those who don’t care to follow the rules. But the real red card should have gone to whoever created this mascot:
It’s pretty much half of a busted Rubix Cube with a soccer ball balancing on top. How was this the best that they could do? The icing on the cake? It is named Ciao. Ciao= hello, and therefore shows a cutting-edge level of uninspired.