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People Are Freaking Out Over This Utterly Terrifying Football Mascot

Not sure the kids are going to like this one.

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Meet Kingsley, Partick Thistle’s new mascot.

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Just look at him, all friendly and happy. In no way absolutely fucking terrifying.

The Scottish Premier League club unveiled Kingsley on Monday as part of an announcement of a new main sponsor – California-based investment advisory firm Kingsford Capital Management.

The club said the deal came about after Mike Wilkins of Kingsford Capital became a fan of Partick Thistle following a chance meeting with one of his favourite artists, David Shrigley.

Shrigley has since designed a logo for Thistle's shirt and the new mascot.

Introducing our new mascot, designed by @davidshrigley, Kingsley.

The reaction to Shrigley's design may not have been exactly what the club had in mind.

@ThistleTweet @STVGrant @davidshrigley What in God's name is that!!?

@ThistleTweet @davidshrigley WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT

A lot of people wanted the mascot to cease existing pretty much immediately.

@ThistleTweet @davidshrigley Kill it before it spawns.

@ThistleTweet @davidshrigley KILL IT

Other were very disturbed after seeing Kingsley.

@ThistleTweet I think I need therapy after seeing this ...

@ThistleTweet @davidshrigley OMG seriously? No way man! That monobrow alone is terrifying.

@ThistleTweet @BainsXIII @davidshrigley The stuff of nightmares

@ThistleTweet Assuming the idea is to terrify the other teams players into immediate submission @HuwgoBoss @davidshrigley

Some were worried about the kids.

@ThistleTweet that's going to scare the shite out of kids!!

I see Partick Thistle have unveiled a new mascot based on every nightmare I had as a child.

Some found it funny.

@ThistleTweet @davidshrigley HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you have a simpsons character as your mascot @TheCampaignClub

Some didn't.

@SM_0141 @ThistleTweet @davidshrigley what the actual hell is that shit. Why couldn't we of kept the toucan

@SM_0141 @ThistleTweet @davidshrigley Defo no renewing my season ticket now

And a lot of people had suggestions for what it looked like.

@ThistleTweet @davidshrigley Looks like a shit Power Rangers baddie!

@ThistleTweet @davidshrigley that looks like vomit

@ThistleTweet @RichCawleySLP @davidshrigley Looks like an evil Pokemon type thing! 😱

Mainly Lisa Simpson on a drugs trip.

@ThistleTweet @scottishbktrust @davidshrigley that kind of looks like Lisa Simpson on acid...... Should give kids sleepless nights.....

@ThistleTweet @davidshrigley lisa simpson on eccies!

@ThistleTweet @KabilanGanesh @davidshrigley looks like Lisa Simpson on a LSD trip

@ThistleTweet @davidshrigley what is it? Its like seeing Lisa Simpson on a bad trip

There were other Simpsons references.

@richjamesuk @TomChivers @ThistleTweet @davidshrigley

And some tried their best to improve poor Kingsley.

Fixed that Partick Thistle mascot for you

Before and after a season watching Partick Thistle

Exclusive comment from Partick Thistle's new mascot.

Sorry Partick Thistle, someone had to do it.

Some trolled.

Others just got straight to the point.

@ThistleTweet @JamesLiamCook @davidshrigley he looks like a bloody wanker

Perhaps this should be the moral of the story.

@ThistleTweet sometimes having no mascot is a lot better than something like that being associated with your club.

And if you ever want to sleep again, don't click here.

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