Fifa World Cup 2011 announces mascot. A cat. An ELEGANT cat

Not entirely sure what to make of this announcement from Fifa: “In keeping with a tournament that aims to demonstrate “The Beautiful Side of 20Eleven”, Fifa and the Local Organising Committee are extremely proud to unveil the most elegant Fifa Women’s World Cup 2011 signing so far, in the form of a cat named Karla Kick!”

Yes, for next year’s tournament, to be held in Germany, Fifa think it is important to stress the elegance of its mascot. Thanks for that, Sepp.

Anyway, to the quotes from the dignitaries – “Our mascot fully conveys the attributes of women’s football, namely passion, enjoyment and dynamism. Thanks to her charisma, I’m sure she will become an appealing figure and a strong symbol of the Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup 2010 and the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2011,” states Steffi Jones, President of the Local Organising Committee.

“The Official Mascot is a magnificent representative for the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2011 in Germany. Karla Kick displays all the attributes necessary for such an important tournament role and perfectly captures the joy, grace and athleticism of women’s football. I’m convinced that this cat’s elegance and enthusiasm will be a big hit among fans and players alike,” says Thierry Weil, Fifa Marketing Director.

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5 Responses to Fifa World Cup 2011 announces mascot. A cat. An ELEGANT cat

  1. Jason says:

    If only there was a way to display images on the interwebs. Because a story about a graphic kinda demands that you actually show the graphic.

  2. carrie says:

    Wouldn’t that be nice? Unfortunately, Fifa are giving out no images of the elegant cat to use as yet. When they do I shall pass them on. /waits with bated breath

  3. LR says:

    They should’ve made plush dolls out of Karla Kick! No fair!

  4. LR says:

    I know. Someone could make crochet dolls out the mascot. She’s so cute!

  5. Did THAT ever need to be said! Thank you for saying the most important (yet, oddly unspoken) thing. There are no villains or heroes here. It’s a shame a mistake was made, but these were the honored titles. Let’s give them the attention THEY have earned!

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