Someone has to champion our fallen heroes. And after seeing the current state of MLS mascots it seems only right that Atlanta United should take this time to restore glory to an icon that never once got its fair shake.
Izzy, the mascot of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, never had a chance. Derided from the outset, the most innocuous, inoffensive choice imaginable is about to be back in fashion.
Who loves needlessly nostalgic and kitschy shit? Flippin' millennials, that's who.
Stir up some, "I totally had like six of those plastic guys" talk.
Get a couple, "Remember how awful that video game was?"
Embrace the hate, Atlanta United. There's even an opportunity to out-cartoon your should-be rivals in Disney SC.
If nothing else we should take on the mantle from this guy. He's been propping the Izzy game up for too long.
Please make a change.org petition please and thank you kind reader.