At the weekend, Lazio's eagle mascot was forbidden from her usual pre-match lap of the Stadio Olimpico. What's the problem, you might think - it's just someone dressed in an eagle costume. No, it isn't... it's an actual eagle.
All of which has got us thinking that some of our clubs over here need to lock away the furry-suited pretend mascots and get some real animals to support them out on the pitch. Here's our suggestions for the ones we'd love to see.
By Andy Dawson