Partick Thistle Unveil Terrifying New Club Mascot, As Designed By Artist David Shrigley (Photo)

Chris Wright

22nd, June 2015


By Chris Wright

Hey everybody. Meet ‘Kingsley’, Partick Thistle’s absolutely bloody terrifying new club mascot…

Kingsley was designed summoned into the mortal realm through the fiery gates of the underworld by Turner Award-nominated artist David Shrigley, a lifelong Partick Thistle fan who also happens to be a close personal friend of the manager of Kingsford Capital investment firm, the club’s new principal sponsor.

Shrigley told the official Partick Thistle website:

“As a Jags man it’s an honour to be involved with the club in this way. I can’t wait to see my design on the front of the shirts and around Firhill and just hope the fans like what we’re trying to do.

“It’s safe to say we have a few surprises in store for the supporters and we’re already in talks with a few other artists to arrange some pretty exciting giveaways over the course of the season.”

He failed, however, to provide us with any instructions on how to kill Kingsley before it spawns and condemns the Earth to a nightmarish bloodbath apocalypse.

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  1. David Hoffenheim says:

    Ahahahahah that is so bad

  2. PetrovskyKSC says:

    David Shrigley is the most cracking artist ever. I completely worship his brilliant work. Everybody who doesn’t pay adequate tribute to his artistry is a bigoted knobhead

  3. Jarren says:


  4. Chris B. says:

    What movie is that Vine from?

  5. matjes says:

    @PetrovskyKSC: I wholeheartedly second that. Whoever thinks otherwise should take a long hard look at himself in the mirror. Srsly dudes

  6. Chris B. says:

    @Chris – There weren’t any God or Jesus references in Lord of the Rings that I remember, but the abject terror on display makes me want to see whatever that is…

    Also, I love the mascot. Full points for doing something different and unexpected.

  7. Caz says:

    @Chris @Chris B I thought it was The Wicker Man, but I might be very wrong…

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