THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

9 November ~ Is this a dragon or a sea serpent? Opinion is divided here because the creature is clearly breathing fire, according to standard dragon procedure, and yet it is also limbless in the manner of an ocean-dwelling salamander. In his seminal text, Mythological Creatures & How To Discuss Them With Adults, Bernard Levy takes the third path of terming Saprissa's figure a "sea dragon". How fire works as a deterrent under water, he does not touch on. Anyway, where most dragon or sea serpent images are used on logos to display strength and aggression, Saprissa's version is more of a loved-up high-hand dancing dragon (if it had hands), podium dancing in a mauve one-piece at three in the morning, expelling cloudlets of fire to the delight of the whooping Ibiza hordes. Read more

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