Philadelphia Flyers Get New Mascot, And Twitter Users Say 'What The Puck?'




 

The Philadelphia Flyers hockey team has a new mascot, but its bizarre appearance and back story have Twitter users asking, "What the puck?"

The mascot, Gritty, was unveiled Monday at an event at the Please Touch Museum in front of various area schoolkids.

Gritty is a 7-foot-tall fuzzy orange creature who will be part of the team's community outreach efforts, according to CBS Philadelphia.

The character's bio page suggests Gritty is still working through anger issues:

Flyers COO Shawn Tilger told Deadspin that Gritty has been in the works since about two years ago, after the team realized it's important to have a voice in the community that can appeal to kids.

He added, "Looking at the smiles on these kids' faces, I know we did the right thing."

But many Twitter users don't agree:

Some people suspected Gritty might have a drug problem.

Others had other theories on what Gritty was supposed to be.

Some people saw Gritty's creepy mug and sprang into action with a parody GoFundMe campaign called Euthanize Gritty, the Flyers Mascot.

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