Terrifying Aztec sun god Partick Thistle mascot Kingsley has reason to crack a misshapen smile this week as the Maryhill club announced they are now debt-free.
The mascot gained worldwide attention earlier this year after being introduced as part of Thistle’s sponsorship deal with California based investment firm Kingsford Capital Management.
That sponsorship, new shareholder investment and an agreement with their bank has wiped out the club’s £1.5 million debt which had been reduced over the last seven years. Thistle join Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, who approved plans to become debt free late last year.
The future of The Jags looked uncertain in the late 1990s but directors believe the club can now look forward to a period of stability. The club clinched the First Division title in 2013, returning to the top flight for the first time in nine years.
Partick Thistle are offering Glasgow students the chance to claim free tickets to sample the Firhill atmosphere this Saturday for their match against Inverness Caley Thistle.