The official mascot for the European Championships in Glasgow next year has been unveiled, and she goes by the name of Bonnie.
The grey seal, who is the next in line to represent the city at a major sporting event after Clyde the Thistle (Bonnie and Clyde, geddit?) did his thing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was proudly launched today on social media.
But, as is often the case with people on Twitter, they had a lot of thoughts.
Not all of them complimentary.
Calling the @Glasgow2018 mascot Bonnie is a lovely touch, but I’m slightly baffled that she’s a seal.
— Kenny Stewart (@Kenny__Stewart) August 2, 2017
Hey Bonnie,you’re as creepy as fuck. Stay away from children and public places.
— On The Verge of Want (@crumbstick) August 2, 2017
There were some dark depictions.
Though some did champion Bonnie as a bit of a feminist icon.
Love ❤️ the wit Bonnie and Clyde . Love the women’s rights there ?. The kids will love her . Bring on the games #glasgow2018
— Sarah Douglas (@thegnome42) August 2, 2017
While others just focused on her looks (sigh).
If you want to know more about Bonnie the Seal’s backstory (why wouldn’t you?) you can check out her story here.