Why has the mascot culture never picked up in South Africa? We adopted Halloween, Guy Fawkes, TV dinners and theme parks, but we can’t dress up in an animal suit to support our favourite team of people running from one side of a field to another. We even have cheerleaders and drum majorettes, or so I have been told by my Afrikaans friends from The North. It’s not that I feel we should be more American, or give our teams more support, I just want to watch a big bird and a lion fight it out on the halfway line. Maybe attempt a double backflip off a gym trampoline.