Partick Thistle has unveiled a striking new mascot as part of a six-figure deal with a Californian investment firm – and it is causing quite a stir on social media.
Kingsford Capital Management became the new sponsor of the Scottish football club after its art-loving founder discovered one of his favourite artists, David Shrigley, supported the Glasgow side.
And as part of the deal, Shrigley has created bizarre new club mascot Kingsley which is now well on its way to going viral.
"We're 5-0 down boss, what'll we do?" "Just get the mascot to stare at their players." https://t.co/Soxj3RRyM7
— Scott Reid (@scottreid1980) June 22, 2015
The new Partick thistle mascot is absolutely terrifying. pic.twitter.com/2MqU8vR7H5
— Callum Wilson (@_Callumwilson) June 22, 2015
— Roddy Macdonald (@logicsrock) June 22, 2015
You know the way people are afraid of clowns? Partick Thistle's new mascot is on a whole new level or terrifying... pic.twitter.com/NOnEcrEsg6
— BETDAQ (@BETDAQ) June 22, 2015
Scottish soccer team debuts mascot that will haunt your dreams forever http://t.co/mYmQLglz4C
— Mike Foss (@themikefoss) June 22, 2015
— Kristofer Keane (@KristoferKeane) June 22, 2015
Twitter currently: pic.twitter.com/3uBqqYDI4H
— Paul Curry (@cr3) June 22, 2015
I see Partick Thistle have unveiled a new mascot based on every nightmare I had as a child. pic.twitter.com/3Xu0AJWZek— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) June 22, 2015
That new Partick Thistle mascot was a lot happier when he was a backing dancer for the Flaming Lips pic.twitter.com/LkQMhQH5ni— James Ellaby (@jamesellaby) June 22, 2015
Not sure about this redesign of the Plaid logo pic.twitter.com/kjkoVKo0qT— Esther Webber (@estwebber) June 22, 2015
I for one welcome our new zombie Lisa Simpson overlords. pic.twitter.com/4WJgjPOUPe— Scott Reid (@scottreid1980) June 22, 2015
Is this what Scottish people are taught the sun looks like? Or is that an actual partick thistle? https://t.co/sfPlou8zr2— William Hill Betting (@WillHillBet) June 22, 2015
Fixed that Partick Thistle mascot for you pic.twitter.com/v34PN4uRF7— Tom Chivers (@TomChivers) June 22, 2015
Additionally, a new Kingsford logo was designed by Shrigley to adorn Partick jerseys this season.