Big Dill: CD Leganes Unveil New Club Mascot, Seven-Foot Tall Cucumber By Name Of ‘Super Pepino’ (Video)

Chris Wright

24th, August 2018

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With their first home game of the new La Liga season coming up this Sunday, CD Leganes welcomed an old familiar face back to the Estadio de Butarque this week.

Hoping to inspire and energise the local crowd, Leganes have re-installed ‘Super Pepino’ – a giant, seven-foot tall cucumber – as their official club mascot after several years in the wilderness.

In he came, striding through the front doors like the returning hero he is, while ‘I Like To Move It’ parped along in unison…

Super Pepino will resume his duties this Sunday when Leganes welcome Real Sociedad to their patch.

Super Pepino, before the overhaul

For all those wondering quite why Leganes have opted for a large, anthropomorphic cucumber as their mascot: the club is nicknamed ‘Los Peperinos’ (The Cucumber Growers) in reference to the city’s agricultural heritage as erstwhile vegetable suppliers for the kitchens of Madrid.

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  1. Maria says:

    What about the new rule that “mascots must be “no bigger than a normal person” and not visible during matches.” introduced by La Liga this season?

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