"Gritty" Has Mixed Reaction Being New Philadelphia Flyers Mascot

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled a new mascot on Monday named "Gritty."  

He's being compared to the Muppets, calling him "Animal’s lost brother"  

Even the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins got in on the trolling by tweeting, "Lol OK." 

The Flyers describe Gritty as "the ultimate Flyers fan who loves the orange and black, but is unwelcoming to anyone who opposes his team," and claim his name means he "possesses an attitude...similar to the team he follows." 

Perhaps fittingly, Mascot wiped out on the ice in his first home game Monday night.

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