When you think of football mascots, something cuddly and friendly usually springs to mind. Y’know, a fluffy bird, a teddy bear – a talisman to instil positivity in the thousands of fans braving the cold or an unfortunate scoreline.
That’s Scottish football club Partick Thistle who unveiled their new mascot on Twitter earlier today. It was designed by artist David Shrigley as part of a two-year sponsorship deal with Californian company Kingsford Capital Management. He’s known fondly as “Kingsley”.
The problem is, there’s not very much ‘fond’ about him – something that’s not gone unnoticed on Twitter:
Front page of Partick Thistle's website on day they unleash most terrifying mascot in history. They aren't kidding. pic.twitter.com/b2Z47iqVvY
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