‘Boiler Man’: English football club’s bizarre new mascot feels the heat from fans (VIDEO)
‘Boiler Man’ emerged onto the pitch to greet supporters ahead of the team’s opening day clash at the Hawthorns against Bolton in England’s second-tier Championship.
The mascot is a nod to the club’s new sponsorship deal with company Ideal Boilers.
It’s safe to say the white home appliance soon felt the heat from fans, with some in the away section heard breaking out into a chorus of “what the f***ing hell is that?” and others simply laughing.
I've just discovered West Brom's new mascot is a BOILER and it genuinely made me cry with laughter. pic.twitter.com/xB2OpBhdS1— 🎙 Steve Bloomer's Washing (@SteveBloomerPod) August 4, 2018
The boiler did melt some fans' hearts after a while though, and seemed to take the stick in good humor.
To be fair to the boiler, he's now having a kick around with the mascots and letting the kids nutmeg him. I don't know if it's the suit or not, but he's walking around with a massive strut. I can't stop laughing.— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) August 4, 2018
West Brom – who were relegated from the Premier League last season – went on to lose the game 2-1 after a late winner from Bolton’s Yanic Wildschut.
Fans will hope the boiler can fire up the team better the next time they turn out at home against Queens Park Rangers on August 18.