By Chris Wright
Hey everybody. Meet ‘Kingsley’, Partick Thistle’s absolutely bloody terrifying new club mascot…
— PartickThistle FC (@ThistleTweet) June 22, 2015
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.