Broxi Bear

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Broxi Bear
Created by Rangers F.C.
Information
Species Brown Bear
Gender Male
Spouse(s) Roxi Bear
Children Boris Bear

Broxi Bear is the official mascot of Rangers Football Club. Its name is derived from Rangers' home stadium, in the Ibrox area of Glasgow, Scotland. Broxi being an anagram of Ibrox. Broxi is a brown bear with blue inner ears and nose, wearing a Rangers strip.[1] He made his first appearance in a 2-2 draw against Raith Rovers on 13 November 1993.[2]

Broxi was later accompanied by his "wife" Roxi and their "son" Boris,[1] although from 2001 Roxi and Boris no longer made any on-field appearances at Ibrox.[3] Roxi and Boris did continue to appear on some club merchandise.[1]

In 2002 Mascots from all over the UK competed in the Disney Channel's Mascot Cup. In the final Broxi competed with and defeated Fred the Red to win the mascot cup for Rangers.

Broxi appeared in Setanta Sports advertising from 2004-2009.

Since 2008, Broxi has competed every year in the annual SPFL mascot race at Hamilton Park Racecourse.

On 9 September 2017, Roxi and Boris were re-introduced in a 4-1 win against Dundee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sports mascots". Minka's Bear Passion. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rangers Facts". Twitter. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  3. ^ McGivern, Mark (29 June 2001). "Broxi's family put on bench". Daily Record. Retrieved 13 March 2016.