Flyers Unveil Controversial New Mascot

Flyers Mascot Gritty Promises to Scare the Crap Outta Your Kids

New Philadelphia Flyers mascot ‘Gritty’

New Philadelphia Flyers mascot ‘Gritty’

9/25/18, 4:54 pm EDT

By John Corry, photo from Sporting News

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

Philly fans have not taken it lightly, here are some criticisms:

Landon Small‏ @LandonSmallXFFollowFollow @LandonSmallXFMore

This is who greets you at the gates of hell. #Flyers #Gritty

Matt Haggerty‏ @Matt_Swaggerty Sep 24More

Flyers: “how can we get more kids to come to hockey games?” Steven King: “oh I have an idea” #gritty

Alex Kidwell‏ @KidwellAlex Sep 24More

The Flyers Mascot is so ugly that there is already a petition to get rid of it. #Gritty

I find it hilarious. What better way to bring back the glory days of the Broad Street Bullies than by having a mascot that scares the crap out of its own fans (I’m not from here)?

What do you think?