Mascot Gunnersaurus: Twitter reacts shameful to reports of Arsenal releasing Jerry Quy who has played the role of the dinosaur mascot since 1993, had been let go with stadiums empty during the coronavirus crisis. The man who is behind Arsenal’s long-serving mascot Gunnersaurus was released by the club as a component of cost-cutting measures during the pandemic. Fans eager to see news arrivals on Monday as the transfer deadline was about to finish. But supporters got heart stolen headlines about Jerry Quy who has been serving the role of the dinosaur Mascot since 1993. That’s why Fans took to twitter to slam Arsenal for letting go mascot ‘Gunnersaurus’
After getting reactions on twitter, This has compelled the management to change their decision, Athletic reported that the Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus would come back when fans were allowed back. Supporters have created A GoFundMe page for Quy that has been set up to raise funds.
Mascot Gunnersaurus’ Statement GoFundMe page
A statement on the page stated that “Gunnersaurus has been the Arsenal club mascot for 27 years. He’s a club icon and we cannot let him become extinct. “ he has Played by lifelong fan Jerry Quy, it would be a terrible shame to lose him. The mascot league is the only one we’ve consistently been on top of, let’s keep our all-time top scorer on top.” The report of Gunnersaurus’ release drew attention globally on social media. There was a huge response after the news of letting him go. Although, it was confirmed that he would be back when fans are allowed.
FA Cup victors Arsenal reported in August they were intending to eliminate 55 jobs because of the harming impact of the COVID pandemic on the club’s accounts. The Premier League club said their fundamental sources of income were hit, including broadcast income, matchday takings, and business action.