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Hong Kong Fire Service’s lycra-clad mascot causes a stir

Hong Kong Fire Service’s lycra-clad mascot causes a stir By Sherie Ryder, BBC UGC and Social News Stuart Lau, BBC Monitoring Image copyright Hong Kong Fire Services Department Image caption ‘Anyone’ vows to help inform the public about fire prevention and safety In the world of social media, we can find lots of uplifting stories about heroes and helpers, but we can also find controversy caused by almost anyone. In Hong Kong ‘Anyone’ happens to be a character created for the Hong Kong Fire Service to raise safety awareness. The…

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Deontay Wilder apologises for ‘injuring’ mascot on television show

Wilder punched the mascot as part of a segment on Spanish language sports show Nacion ESPN WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has apologised if he injured a mascot after punching it on US television. It had been reported the American had broken the mascot’s jaw when he appeared on Spanish language sports show Nacion ESPN to promote his upcoming fight against Tyson Fury. Wilder floored the mascot, who was wearing a sombrero and moustache, as the presenters watched on. He denied reports he did not know there was somebody inside…

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2018 T20 Blast Finals Day: Who are favourites and who will win the mascot race?

Notts Outlaws celebrate winning the T20 Blast after beating Birmingham Bears in the 2017 final Vitality T20 Blast Venue: Edgbaston Date: Saturday, 15 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball commentary of all three games on BBC radio on tablets, mobiles, online and the BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. And so we usher in another T20 Blast Finals Day, the 16th in the competition’s history, and another showpiece at Edgbaston awaits. Worcestershire Rapids take on Lancashire Lightning in the first semi-final, while Sussex Sharks later…

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