Wigan Athletic's Crusty the Pie and the worst sporting mascots in history

Wigan Athletic intrigued the internet when they announced a new mascot this week. It was a pie.

Not just any pie however, it is a ‘crusty pie’ armed with a perma-grin.

Designed by two local children as part of a competition, Crusty will be the guest of honour at the DW Stadium this season.

Speaking about their winning entry, Cayden, eight, and Neve, nine, said:

“We designed Crusty like this because everyone in Wigan loves pies.”

Fair enough.

The latest mascot joins the influx of weird and wonderful characters cheering on their teams.

Yahoo Sport has taken a look at some of the worst mascots from recent years.