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UEFA Comment on Euro 2016 Mascot 'Super Victor' Sharing a Sex Toy's Name

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 07:  Euro 2016 plush toy mascots Super Victor are displayed for sale at the Joue Club store on June 7, 2016 in Paris, France. The official Mascot of the tournament Super Victor is on sale during the 2016 UEFA European Championship which commences on June 10 in France.  (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
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UEFA has been forced to confirm it does not produce sex toys after it emerged that the mascot for Euro 2016, Super Victor, shares a name with a sexual aid. 

The mascot is a young boy wearing a cape with superpowers, and the character adorns much of the merchandise UEFA has produced for the France tournament.

However, as noted by the Times' Martyn Ziegler, a Google search for Super Victor can return some shocking, and wildly differing, results:

Martyn Ziegler @martynziegler

UEFA's Euro 2016 mascot shares name with giant sex toy. Parents googling 'Super Victor toy' in for a shock. https://t.co/8GGx5VJGW2

A UEFA spokesman had little to say in response other than to make assurances there was no connection between the two products, per the Guardian's Owen Gibson: "All we can say is that they [the sex aids] are not produced by UEFA."

Per Gibson, the character was unveiled in November 2014, but he was only named after Super Victor won a public vote.

The other potential options were Driblou and Goalix, and UEFA officials are now likely wishing Super Victor had not been the voting public's choice.

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