The Bogotá Blues became Colombia’s first official Everton fan club and two of its members More young people helped celebrate the occasion by becoming Everton’s first international virtual mascots.
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Simon Brothers 11 years old and Lucas, 9, will be the virtual mascot for the match against Manchester City On Wednesday 17 February, it will be the first time that fans living outside of the UK will experience the club’s virtual pet.
A player from the first team Everton will take away an iPad for the virtual mascot before the match starts, which will allow Simon and Lucas Live the unique experience of being in the tunnel with the team and out on the field with them, despite being on another continent. They have both been passionate about Everton since the club signed Yerry Mina in 2018, as are James Rodriguez, Dominic Calvert Lewin and Richarlison among their favorite players.
The Bogota Blues was founded by Alex Swift, who has lived in the Colombian capital for the past five years. The fan club saw a membership increase as Everton’s image grew in South America, driven by high profile appointments such as James Rodriguez and the club’s international growth strategy.
Alex Keeper: “As a founding member of the Bogotá Blues team, it gives me great pleasure to see young local Colombians You have the opportunity to be club mascots. They are very passionate, and I’m sure this is just the beginning of a really special relationship between two things that I love the most: Everton Football Club and Colombia. “
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Bogotá Blues team members include expats from the UK in Colombia, Everton are from all over the world but reside in South America and many of Alex’s Colombian colleagues, friends and family. Before the pandemic, they met regularly at the El Inglés Gastro Pub to watch matches together. For now, they have to keep in touch online.
Bogota Blues Member, Alejandro Bedoya, who chose Liverpool in his year as the only student exchange to watch the beloved Everton match, will represent the fan club on Saturday 20 February. As part of the first seen on social media from Everton along the Merseyside Derby. The event in Spanish is primarily aimed at South American audiences and will be hosted from Bogotá.
In collaboration with one of the biggest influencers in football social networks in South America, Cracks Colombia, Everton Watch-Along will feature guests, exclusive video content and opinions in the making, During and after the upcoming Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday.
The Watch-Along can be watched on social media live exclusively on Everton’s official YouTube channel, On the Facebook page, on the club’s Twitter account in Spanish at EvertonESP and on the official TikTok account.
Alex added: “We are very excited to have Alejandro representing the Bogota Blues in our first Watch-Along event. In Colombia. “Becoming an official fan club couldn’t have come at a better time for us. Football is important at all levels of society here in Colombia, and everyone wants to talk about Everton.
“when James Rodriguez scored his first goal for Everton, you could hear the screaming of homes in my neighborhood. It was amazingAnd the. In fact, I was at a meeting in Torre Colpatria the day it lit up blue and number 19 to celebrate Rodríguez’s signature, and it was a very important topic of conversation. “
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“Today From the matches here there are high expectations. I can go running in my Everton training shirt People stop me from talking, or pointing to the shield and shouting, “Come to Everton! Everton’s focus on treating his fans like family, no matter where in the world you are, also strikes a chord with many people in Colombia.”
Membership means that Bogotá Blues receives a number of benefits, including a memorial welcome package that includes a personal flag and affiliation certificate., Recognition as part of the official fan club at evertonfc.com, direct access to club link support, signed merchandise for fundraising purposes, and the opportunity to participate in exclusive fan club events and contests. When restrictions permit, Fan Club members can also enjoy free game day experiences and rides at Goodison Park.
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