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Kingsley the mascot interviewed by John MacKay on Scotland Tonight

The Partick Thistle mascot appeared on the sofa on STV's current affairs programme.

Mascot Kingsley is interviewed by John MacKay on Scotland Tonight
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Partick Thistle's news mascot has been dividing opinion - so Scotland Tonight decided to interview the creation at the centre of the social media storm.

The Jags' new mascot ‘Kingsley’, designed by Turner Prize nominee David Shrigley, was unveiled on Monday to a fairly mixed response.

To discuss the reaction, both in Glasgow and on social media, the Scotland Tonight studio was graced with the presence of mascot Kingsley along with Ian Maxwell, Managing Director of Partick Thistle.

Presenter John MacKay quizzed the mascot on whether he looked like Lisa Simpson and whether children were scared of him, before signing off with a fist bump. You can watch the full interview in the video above.

Social media reaction to the interview continued to be mixed:

While here's how Partick Thistle fans have been reacting to their new mascot:

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