Scottish Premier League side Falkirk have made a shocking admission, revealing on Wednesday evening that their beloved team mascot - Fergie the Fox - has had his head stolen!
The Bairns were disappointed to find out they were the victims of a break-in earlier this season and have been astonished that someone has stolen the head of the fans' favourite Fergie the Fox.
The SPL club will be forced to face St Mirren at Westfield Stadium this Saturday without their influential team mascot, to the dismay of many supporters.
Falkirk's Fergus Fox has not been seen since August when his £1,000 napper was nabbed.
The club's operations manager Keith Hogg told The Scotsman:"Fergus has been with us for over three years. "Everyone's concerned as to where he's disappeared to," he added. "He's an important part of the club and the younger Bairns are especially missing him as he attended lots of birthday parties and functions.
"Fergus' head is worth over a £1,000 so we are keen to get him back home as soon we can.
"We haven't even had a ransom note."
Falkirk are evidently shocked by the absence of the furry mascot and have struggled so far this season, collecting just three points, and are firmly rooted to the bottom of the table.
A Central Scotland Police spokeswoman said: "The theft has only recently been reported to us. If anybody has seen anything suspicious they should contact us."