Whilst scanning the myriad of TV channels available here in the UAE, it’s interesting to see so much coverage of Partick Thistle’s new mascot Kingsley. If the intention was to expose the club to people who may not have heard of them then it’s a result. If however it was simply a soft launch of a new mascot then #fail Although I can’t understand the language I get the gist that our foreign friends aren’t exactly impressed with Kingsley. And no wonder. What a hideous incarnation it is.
What exactly is it? Is it an angry sun, a yellow thistle or an avant grade interpretation of Lisa Simpson? Whatever it is, it’s certainly raised Partick Thistle’s profile worldwide.
Oh incidentally Thistle; please don’t bring it to Tynecastle as it scares the bejesus out of me let alone the kids.