Netease Sports reported on October 6:
According to many British media,
Gun fans know that Arsenal’s current mascot is a man named "
Quay is a veteran Arsenal fan. He has fallen in love with Arsenal since 1963. He was also a member of the Arsenal Junior Team and formally took over the role of mascot in 1993. Although it was only a part-time job, Quay was very concerned about it. Once, he missed his brother's wedding in order to be able to appear in Arsenal's home game. He was very dedicated.
During the epidemic, gun fans could not go to the scene to watch the game, and Quay did not need to work at the Emirates Stadium. However, he still does his best to bring happiness to gun fans. At home, he wore the costume of a mascot and shared photos with him. He specially shot some short videos of "The Gunner Dragon at Home" to send blessings and concern to gun fans. In addition, Quay also shared photos of himself working and entertaining at home.
However, Quay's contribution has not been recognized by the gunmen's senior management. It is reported that the Gunners senior officials believed that Arsenal did not need a mascot during the epidemic and that the team wanted to control spending, so they fired Quay. Arsenal had fired 55 staff members before, and Quay was not among them at the time, but he still did not escape the fate of being fired.
The Arsenal club has confirmed Quay’s departure and stated that “the team did this to make everything more efficient”. In addition, Arsenal said that the role of Gunner Dragon will return in the future, but they did not disclose whether they will invite Quay back. On Twitter, many people are expressing their dissatisfaction with Arsenal's senior management. The famous gun fan Pierce Morgan took the lead in appealing: "Gunner Dragon, you don't go anywhere. I am the first to disagree with Arsenal firing you. @阿尔特Tower@奥巴梅扬, this is not the club we want, please save the Gunner Dragon."
In other clubs in Europe, the Gunner Dragon’s departure also caused a huge response. Yesterday was the last day of Xia Chuang,