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Twitter reacts to West Bromwich Albion boiler mascot

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Image caption West Bromwich Albion revealed 'Boiler Man' to crowds on Saturday at their Championship season opener

Social media did not disappoint as Championship football team West Bromwich Albion unveiled a new mascot.

A man dressed as a combi boiler, who fans on social media were quick to name Boiler Man, was introduced to the Hawthorns crowd on Saturday as the Baggies lost 2-1 to Bolton.

In May, West Brom signed a sponsorship deal with a boiler firm.

Supporters unsure of the move can rest easy though; Baggie Bird will remain the club's main mascot.

On Twitter, people were quick to mock, laugh and share pictures of Boiler Man's appearance, describing it as the "highlight of the year" and "an absolute belter".

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