Thursday, September 9, 1999 Published at 21:58 GMT 22:58 UK
Celebrity swan Cyril goes into print
Cyril the Swan enters the world of children's fiction with ease
Cyril the Swan has cleaned up his act off the pitch to feature in a new children's book. The Swansea City mascot got into the headlines for all the wrong reasons last season, but notoriety has turned the ugly duckling saga into a tale with a gentler ending.
Like all good tales, though, it ends with Cyril being accepted by the faithful supports of Swansea City as one of their own.
"It does refer to him being a little bit more naughty than the average swan. That is what gives him his attraction," said Mr Lewis.
"We have not gone over the line," he added.
Antics on the pitch at an FA Cup match at The Vetch last season earned Cyril a touchline ban and £1,000 fine - unheard of among mascots in the Nationwide League.
The FAW went so far as to announce it was drawing up a code of conduct for Cyril and his contemporaries at other clubs.
His antics, though, won him many admirers and have led to star turns such as a part in the Aladdin pantomime.
The club has even been involved in a row with Weetabix over the alleged use of his image in a TV advertising campaign without payment.