Flyers Mascot Faces Controversy After Recent Tweet

Published August 29, 2023 at 3:47 PM

While summer often witnesses hockey players enhancing their tattoo collections, this year saw an unexpected twist in the tale. Not just the players, but even the Philadelphia Flyers' adored mascot, Gritty, decided to join the tattoo trend.

Gritty took to Twitter recently, revealing his ink escapade. Unfortunately, his tattoo experience didn't go as planned, as he found himself in a 'No Ragrets' situation.

it was supposed to say GRITTY

it says GIRTHY

While most took the situation in good spirits, there were concerns about the impact on younger fans. Others indulged in light-hearted fun with the situation.

I'm sorry to keep tweeting about it, but I'm kinda fascinated now. Someone on the Flyers' socials team must have suggested giving Gritty a tattoo, and instead of 'Gritty,' they misspelled it as 'Girthy.' Comcast must've given the green light. They probably had email chains about this.

I'm picturing a board meeting with a grand presentation that asks, "What should Gritty do today?" And they go around the table: "Eat a cheesesteak :-)" "Hula hoop at Love Park" "Get a big stomach tattoo that says GIRTHY" "Take a drive down the shore."

The suspense lingers about whether Girthy will unveil his new ink during the season opener in October.

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Flyers Mascot Faces Controversy After Recent Tweet

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