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Wigan shirt for Crusty the Pie is printed
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VIDEO: Wigan Athletic reveal new Crusty the Pie mascot

Watches the home side beat Cardiff 3-2 on opening day of the season.

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Wigan Athletic’s new mascot Crusty the Pie attended his first game at the club’s DW Stadium on Saturday and watched the home side beat Cardiff 3-2.

In the week prior to their opening game of the Championship season, the new pie mascot was revealed to fans and members of the media.

Hopefully no-one has a beef with Wigan Athletic's new mascot – a pie

More than 90 primary schools were invited to submit ideas, and more than half the entries were a pie

This is Crusty the Pie #WAFC @LaticsOfficial pic.twitter.com/OcDnGUxfAw

— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) August 2, 2019

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Crusty the Pie is a walking, talking, pie-faced character dressed in the team’s home kit.

The latest arrival in Wigan is reportedly the result of a competition of ideas submitted by local schools – many of which were said to have included a pie.

https://twitter.com/BBCRMsport/status/1157304984062582785

The football season is back – here’s @LaticsOfficial new mascot, Crusty the Pie pic.twitter.com/7bIMoV4uQz

— Ian Cheeseman (@IanCheeseman) August 3, 2019

The pie posed with supporters at the game and an especially-organised event ahead of kick-off.

A hit with young fans and the online community, it wears number eight on its back and can be seen on your next trip to the ground.

Crusty the Pie has been welcomed with chants of ‘what the fucking hell is that’ pic.twitter.com/JTHE1AYSzP

— Cardiff City Mad (@cardiffcitymad) August 3, 2019