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Cyril the Swan

Cyril the Swan is a giant swan (not a real one), the official mascot of Swansea City Football Club.

Cyril is well-known to British television audiences, and was voted Best Mascot by readers of the BBC's Match of the Day magazine. His antics have got him into trouble with the police on several occasions, and he has been accused of bringing the game into disrepute.

In February, 2001, Cyril attacked Zampa the Lion, official mascot of the visiting Millwall team, by jumping on his back and ripping off his head, which he then kicked into the Swansea crowd.