Bring Back Geelong F​.​C Mascot Steve Sobey as Half Cat!!

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Today, via the Geelong Addy, we were devastated to learn that Steve Sobey, the loyal man in the suit who had been volunteering for 25 years and over 500 games as the beloved Geelong Cats mascot “Half Cat" sadly has been given his kitty cat marching orders from his GMHBA Stadium home and we the Geelong Cats members, supporters and AFL community in general wish to express our total shock and dismay at this decision.

Half Cat & Steve have long been an integral part of the Geelong Cats match day team. Whether it's giving high fives running along the boundary line, posing for photos with the kids and even adults or entertaining antics on the field with opposition mascots, Half Cat is a staple favourite with the crowd. And off the field, he suits up in the fur for the local community, visiting people with disabilities and also sick kids and their families going through tough times in the hospital, bringing joy and smiles to their faces. He has also generously donated his time to appear at birthday parties, weddings and other local community events to promote our great club.

We kindly and respectfully are appealing to the Geelong Football Club to consider re-evaluating this decision and re-instating Half Cat. As one of the most respectable family clubs in the AFL, it would be a travesty to lose such an important icon for our great club.

Steve Sobey cannot be replaced. No one else could create the same magic inside the Half Cat suit as Steve. He is a one of a kind supporter with outward love, passion and dedication for his role as the face of our club. He appeals to fans and has the perfect silent gestures and mannerisms that kids and adults adore and that make the cat suit come to life. Steve IS and will always be Half Cat!

Thank you.