Filbert Fox

Filbert Tours Washington D.C. With Fellow Mascots

Filbert Fox’s 7,000-mile round trip to Washington D.C. saw him tour the capital of the United States of America and take part in a series of challenges with his Premier League, baseball and basketball counterparts.

Led by G-Wiz of the National Basketball Association’s Washington Wizards, Filbert Fox joined Arsenal’s Gunnersaurus, Stamford and Bridget of Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Gully the Seagull on an open top bus tour on Friday 28 September.

Filbert Fox, who celebrated his 26th birthday last month, visited some of the most famous landmarks in America. The tour stopped by at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and, of course, the residence and workplace of the President of the United States – the Whitehouse.

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Washington D.C. bus tour
Washington D.C. bus tour

Filbert Fox enjoyed an open top bus tour round Washington D.C. ahead of Premier League Live.

With their tourist duties complete, it was time for the mascots – in America for Premier League Live – to go head-to-head in a range of sports, including a race from which Filbert emerged victorious.

The following day, a morning of Premier League Live celebrations took place at Capitol View on N. Capitol Street, where Filbert joined some of the most dedicated fans in the country to watch Leicester City beat Newcastle United 2-0 in England’s top flight.

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Filbert Fox
Filbert Fox

Filbert Fox shows some skills in front of his Premier League, baseball and basketball counterparts.

Not only did Filbert travel 3,598 miles to Washington D.C., a combined total of 9,530 miles was accumulated by some of the travelling City fans, who were invited as part of the Club’s International Fox Membership scheme. They made their way from places as far reaching as Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Houston and Atlanta!

The Fan Festival also included a turf pitch, virtual reality headsets and competitions, while those in attendance had the opportunity to have a photograph taken with the Premier League trophy, which City lifted in 2016.

For more information on International Fox Memberships, click here.

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