Club mascots up and down the nation have banded together for a lockdown video and like any collection of England’s leading clubs, the Fleet are represented.
None other than Ebbsfleet club mascot Hooky the Pirate (Graham Major on the odd times he’s not in costume) features alongside fellow mascots from clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool, Ipswich Town, Grimsby Town, Leyton Orient, Stockport County and Sutton United.
Eighteen mascots in total are counted as they pass the ball from one mascot to the other to promote a ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ message, organised by resident Chelmsford City tropical bird Claret Parrot.
Our Hooky, clearly in the market for a playing contract on his return, shows some decent skills despite an unwieldy head and oversized boots.
The full rundown of mascots taking part is:
Crazee Horse (Ipswich Town)
Brig the Cat (Bamber Bridge)
Claret the Parrot (Chelmsford City)
Hooky the Pirate (Ebbsfleet United)
Bladud the Pig (Bath City)
Spitty the Dog (Newport County)
Jude the Cat (QPR)
Jenny the Giraffe (Sutton Unted)
Haydon the Womble (AFC Wimbledon)
Vernon Bear (Stockport County)
Theo the Wyvern (Leyton Orient)
Scunny Bunny (Scunthorpe United)
Bloomfield Bear (Blackpool)
The Mighty Marriner (Grimsby Town)
Donny Dog (Doncaster Rovers)
Sammy the Shrimp (Southend United)
Mighty Red (Liverpool)
And so without further ado, here we go…