Kingsley makes long-awaited Partick Thistle debut

SCOTTISH Premiership side Partick Thistle may have made several additions to their squad this summer – including Mathias Pogba, the brother of Juventus star Paul Pogba – but few have been as flamboyant as the one who made his debut against Celtic today.

Partick Thistle mascot Kingsley greets fans at Firhill. Picture: SNS
Partick Thistle mascot Kingsley greets fans at Firhill. Picture: SNS

Jags supporters attended Firhill wearing bright yellow masks with the face of their new mascot, Kingsley, who was designed by Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley.

When Kingsley was unveiled earlier this summer, reactions to his unusual appearance were mixed. Some compared him to Lisa Simpson; another said he looked like “an evil Pokemon type thing.”

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Some bemusement at Kingsley’s look may remain – Twitter user @atleticorner warned: “Kingsley’s watching. Kingsley’s always watching” – but Partick fans seemed happy enough to have him in their corner.

Celtic fans wear Kingsley masks. Picture: SNS
Kingsley joins young fans outside Firhill. Picture: SNS
Partick Thistle fans show their support to new mascot Kingsley. Picture: SNS