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'World Cup mascot firm goes bust':


The company producing the mascot for this year's World Cup has declared itself bankrupt after the toy failed to score with consumers.

Nici paid 28 million euros ($36m; £19m) for the sole rights to "Goleo", a football-kit-wearing lion.


Nici had expected the stuffed toy mascot -- designed by the firm behind the Muppets, Jim Henson's Company -- to have been a sure fire hit with consumers.

However, it seems to have scored an own goal by choosing a mascot that has little connection to Germany, whose national symbol is an eagle.

In fact, three lions are the symbol of Germany's greatest footballing rival, England.

Reports also suggest that consumers are puzzled by the lion's state of undress -- although it wears a number 6 shirt, Goleo does not sport a pair of shorts.

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whatever happened to

leo the lion ? he got an ice pick that made his ears burn.

whatever happened to. the tetley tea folk.?

all the shakesperos. they watched rome burn.

no more heros anymore.

no more heros.

Edited by right_freds_dead

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