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Assignment: Kingsley the world’s weirdest football mascot

Kingsley the world’s weirdest football mascot

On one of my final nights in Glasgow I shot an assignment from the German football magazine 11 Freunde. I was visiting Patrick Thistle and their unique mascot Kingsley. Patrick lost 2-1 against Aberdeen. Here is the spread they ran in the magazine.

11 Freunde feature on Kingsley the mascot for Partick Thistle FC in Glasgow, Scotland.

11 Freunde feature on Kingsley the mascot for Partick Thistle FC in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

 

11 Freunde feature on Kingsley the mascot for Partick Thistle FC in Glasgow, Scotland.

11 Freunde feature on Kingsley the mascot for Partick Thistle FC in Glasgow, Scotland.

While below are a few of my favourite pictures from the evening.

A young Partick Thistle FC fan watches the game against Aberdeen eagerly from the stands on Friday 4th November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

A young Partick Thistle FC fan watches the game against Aberdeen eagerly from the stands on Friday 4th November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

During half time Kingsley the mascot for Partick Thistle FC moves around the stadium to entertain the crowd.

During half time Kingsley the mascot for Partick Thistle FC moves around the stadium to entertain the crowd.

Partick Thistle FC fans watch on eagerly in their game against Aberdeen on Friday 4th November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Partick Thistle FC fans watch on eagerly in their game against Aberdeen on Friday 4th November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Young Partick Thistle FC  fans watch the game against Aberdeen eagerly from the stands on Friday 4th November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Young Partick Thistle FC fans watch the game against Aberdeen eagerly from the stands on Friday 4th November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

As the game begins Craig Bunn is a Glaswegian Architect and father of four children takes off the Kingsley suit and watches the game from the stands. Artist David Shrigley created Kingsley and he was officially made the new mascot in June 2015.

As the game begins Craig Bunn is a Glaswegian Architect and father of four children takes off the Kingsley suit and watches the game from the stands. Artist David Shrigley created Kingsley and he was officially made the new mascot in June 2015.

Partick Thistle FC and Kingsley their mascot line up on the field before their match against Aberdeen on Friday 4th November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Partick Thistle FC and Kingsley their mascot line up on the field before their match against Aberdeen on Friday 4th November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Kingsley the official mascot for Scottish Premiership football team Partick Thistle has photos with Partick FC fans before the game on Friday 4th November 2016 between Partick and Aberdeen. Artist David Shrigley created Kingsley and he was officially made the new mascot in June 2015.

Kingsley the official mascot for Scottish Premiership football team Partick Thistle has photos with Partick FC fans before the game on Friday 4th November 2016 between Partick and Aberdeen. Artist David Shrigley created Kingsley and he was officially made the new mascot in June 2015.

Kingsley the official mascot for Scottish Premiership football team Partick Thistle walks around the back of the stadium on Friday 4th November 2016 between Partick and Aberdeen. Artist David Shrigley created Kingsley and he was officially made the new mascot in June 2015.

Kingsley the official mascot for Scottish Premiership football team Partick Thistle walks around the back of the stadium on Friday 4th November 2016 between Partick and Aberdeen. Artist David Shrigley created Kingsley and he was officially made the new mascot in June 2015.