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Wigan Athletic's New Mascot For The 2019/20 Season Is A Pie Called "Crusty The Pie"

Wigan Athletic's New Mascot For The 2019/20 Season Is A Pie Called "Crusty The Pie"

Wigan Athletic have unveiled their brand new mascot ahead of the 2019/20 season and for many, it'll be love at first bite.

"Crusty The Pie" was designed by two local children, Cayden, aged 8, and Neve, aged 9, as part of a competition ran by the club.

Both children will lead the Championship side out as mascots for their season opener against Cardiff City on Saturday alongside "Crusty" himself.

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Speaking about the design and how pleased they were with the final product, Cayden and Neve said:

"We designed Crusty like this because everyone in Wigan loves pies." they said on Wigan's official website.

'It took us about 30 minutes or an hour to design - it took a long time to choose the exact colours.

"We can't wait for the new season to start; it is really exciting to be mascots tomorrow and walk out with the team and Crusty at the DW Stadium."

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Jonty Castle, Wigan Athletic's Head of Business Development and Customer Experience, said the pie should put a smile on people's faces this season:

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"Crusty is an invention by two local children - Cayden and Neve - as part of a competition we ran this summer as part of the Premier League Primary Stars Programme.

"We didn't have a mascot last season and we thought it would be a great idea to go into Primary Schools and get the creativity and initiative flowing for local children.

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"There was a huge response and the local schools thought it was a great idea and a great way to connect with local children to develop the next generation of fans.

"It should put a smile on people's faces, it is a bit of light-hearted fun and a great opportunity for the children involved.

"And what a way to go live with the signing - Peter Reid legend of the game and great behind the scenes with us - live on Sky Sports with Neve and Cayden."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Funny, mascot, Wigan

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