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    This Football Team's New Mascot Is A Boiler For Some Reason

    West Brom fans did eventually warm to the boiler.

    There are football mascots, and then there's this.

    Our new mascot is a boiler #wba πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Yes, West Bromwich Albion's new mascot is a combi boiler with legs and arms that walks around before the game waving at people. Here it is making its debut appearance at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

    Meet Albion's new mascot. Boiler Man. #wba

    Footy mascots are typically animals or something to do with the club's name or badge. Sheffield Wednesday have an owl. Wolverhampton Wanderers have a wolf. But now West Brom...have a boiler.

    "What are your mascots then?" "Ours is a fox" "We have a tiger" "Lion. You?" "Oh... ours is just a combi boiler with legs" https://t.co/HpRFmgP2ye

    As you may have guessed, this is all to do with a sponsorship deal the club signed with a boiler maker.

    wba.co.uk

    As part of a two-year agreement with Ideal Boilers, the company's logo will go on the club's shirts. The boiler mascot β€” officially and inexplicably known as Vinny the Vogue β€” comes with the deal.

    Many Baggies fans warmed to the boiler.

    To be fair to the boiler, he's now having a kick around with the mascots and letting the kids nutmeg him. I don't know if it's the suit or not, but he's walking around with a massive strut. I can't stop laughing.

    The visiting Bolton Wanderers fans were however less impressed.

    West Brom’s mascot today was a β€˜boiler’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Point of order: West Brom still have faithful mascot Baggie Bird β€” the boiler is a new addition to the match day experience.

    Welcome to the championship... Losing Bolton at home, and finding out that our mascot is a boiler.... πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ #wba

    But given that the Baggies ended up losing yesterday's game 2–1, fans are hoping the boiler doesn't bring bad luck.