Flyers Unveil Controversial New Mascot

Flyers Mascot ‘Gritty’ Promises to Scare the Crap Outta Your Kids Snowballs to Santa, and Riots (or: Wins)

New Philadelphia Flyers mascot ‘Gritty’, Philadelphia famously  pelted  snowballs at a Santa Claus during an Eagles game in 1967

New Philadelphia Flyers mascot ‘Gritty’, Philadelphia famously pelted snowballs at a Santa Claus during an Eagles game in 1967

9/25/18, 4:54 pm EDT

By John Corry, photo from Sporting News

Philadelphia’s hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers, unveiled today a new mascot, and it looks like a cross between the cookie monster from Sesame Street and Chucky from the Child’s Play movies.

Philly sports fans have traditionally taken nothing lightly–

What do you think? A good way to intimidate visiting teams? Or just another reason to move your kids some other city?

Get the snowballs (batteries) ready.