Euro 2012: Germany v Portugal – as it happened
You only have to take one look at the last few European Championship mascots to see that Uefa are nothing more than a sorry shower of cultural thugs, with little or no interest in art, beauty, or indeed anything that isn’t a big teeming pot of cash. Look at the state of Slavek, Slavko, Trix and Flix. Just look at the committee-designed, focus-grouped state of them. Kinas was no better. Remember Kinas? Thought not. As for Benelucky – an infinitely more colourful and cheerful descendant of Rory from Animal Kwackers, the second-most-disturbing children’s television character of all time – well, it’s just not good enough. Cultural thugs, I tells ya.