The Trouble with Mascots

  title={The Trouble with Mascots},
  author={S. P. Morris},
  journal={Journal of the Philosophy of Sport},
  pages={287 - 297}
  • S. P. Morris
  • Published 4 May 2015
  • Law
  • Journal of the Philosophy of Sport
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