Socceroos fans have weighed in on the slogan to be emblazoned on the team bus at the World Cup in Brazil, and it appears we’ve scored an own goal.
Football’s international governing body FIFA asked fans to come up with the catchphrases for all 32 of the buses transporting competing nations, and Australia are stuck with ‘Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History’.
Reaction from supporters has been overwhelmingly negative.
— Daniel Swanborough (@djswanborough) May 13, 2014
— Meg S (@meganlee_s) May 13, 2014
— Neil Sherwin (@neilsherwin) May 13, 2014
Still, it could have been worse.
Cameroon’s ‘A lion remains a Lion’ doesn’t exactly capture the imagination, and France’s ‘Impossible Is Not A French Word’ are two examples of exactly how wrong things can go when a web poll is used to create anything.
Full list of slogans:-
Desert warriors in Brazil
Not just a team, we are a country
Socceroos: hopping our way into history!
Expect the impossible!
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dragons in heart, dragons on the field!
Brace yourselves! The 6th is coming!
A lion remains a lion
Chi Chi Chi!, Le Le Le! Go Chile
Here travels a nation, not just a team!
My passion is football, my strength is my people, my pride is Costa Rica
Elephants charging towards Brazil!
With fire in our hearts, for Croatia all as one!
One commitment, one passion, only one heart, this is for you Ecuador!
The dream of one team, the heartbeat of millions!!
Impossible is not a French word
One nation, one team, one dream!
Black Stars: here to illuminate Brazil
Heroes play like Greeks
We are one country, one nation, five stars on the heart
Honour of Persia
Let’s paint the Fifa World Cup dream blue
Samurai, the time has come to fight!
Enjoy it, Reds!
Always united, always Aztecas
Real men wear orange
Only together we can win
The past is history, the future is victory
No one can catch us
Inside our hearts, the passion of a champion
Final stop: 07-13-14 Maracana!
Three million dreams … let’s go Uruguay
United by team, driven by passion