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35 days to Euro 2012: How do Slavek and Slavko compare to past mascots?

Give Pinocchio a comeback, we say.

LIKE A FOOTBALL equivalent of Jedward, Slavek and Slavko will be found bouncing around this year’s tournament with little purpose other than looking slightly ridiculous.

UEFA have clearly decided that twins are the way forward for championships being held in two countries as the Polish and Ukraine duo follow on from 2008′s siblings Trix and Flix.

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Personally, we prefer the older ones, although in truth there doesn’t look to have ever been a huge amount of thought put into the concept. Anyway, take a look back at 30 years’ worth:

1980 – Pinocchio

1984 – Peno

1988 – Berni

1992 – Rabbit

1996 – Goliath

2000 – Benelucky

2004 –  Kinas

2008 – Trix and Flix

Which is you favourite? Are they all awful? Do they actually serve a purpose? Have your say below.

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Ben Blake

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