Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kure Luque

I find it interesting that the mascot for the Luque soccer team is a pig. A reallly BIG pig.

'Kure' means pig in the Guarani language. Its unclear as to how this came about, but some say that the area where the soccer stadium is built used to be a pig farm so the Luqueños adopted the pig for their mascot.
There is a large metal sculpture in front of the stadium that depicts four men holding up a pig.

I'm not sure I would be, but the Luqueños are very proud of their pig mascot.

4 comments:

  1. Did not know this. Thanks for the info.

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  2. I always find this quite comical!

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  3. Maybe it's a "cure" for the team.
    Very funny, but it might symbolize their SIZE.

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  4. Looks like an escapee from the Redskin's front line... Just change the blue for red.

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