Bart Simpson Signs With Russian Soccer Team Zenit As Mascot (Photo,Video)


Bart Simpson took a break from starring in “The Simpsons” marathon to line up his next gig.

Simpson “signed” with Russian soccer club FC Zenit St. Petersburg as its official mascot Monday. Simpson’s signing was part of an agreement between Zenit and 20th Century FOX, according to the club website.

Zenit went to great lengths present Simpson as it would any new player.

“The footballer arrived a few days ago at Pulkovo and went to the club’s office to meet with the general director of Zenit, Maxim Mitrofanov,” a club statement said. “Bart had his medical exam at the MMC SOGAZ department The Nevsky Corinthia Palace, went to Petrovsky, the new store “Zenit Arena” and then made his way out to Udelny Park.

“(Head coach) Andrè Villas-Boas immediately invited the newcomer to train with the team. Everyone immediately took to Bart and gave him a traditional welcoming.

“The latest addition to the mascot squad is expected soon make his debut at Petrovksy with our lion.

“FC Zenit welcomes Bart Simpson to St. Petersburg and wishes him and his family the best in their new family and squad!”

Photo via Twitter/@BBCSporf

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