Brisbane Lions famously have departed from the old Fitzroy FC Lion mascot. They now use a Lion facsimile with a face printed on the Lion that looks out .
Fans are generally not consulted about the mascot change .
Most accept the change and acknowledge that it is modern progress and still follow their beloved club.
Lots of fans like the old mascots .
It reminds them of clubs with a grand playing past and helps them relive memories of another era .
A slick , modern re-working of an old mascot cannot always claim the hearts and minds of fans .