During Game Three, Flyers fans showed boorish behavior that eventually turned violent during the Caps’ 6-1 win. Fans threw the organization’s promotional giveaway, plastic light-up bracelets, onto the ice, one of which struck Caps defenseman Dmitry Orlov in the face. Orlov had been getting medical attention after getting checked boarded by Pierre-Édouard Bellemare. Minutes later, the fans were given a minor penalty and were criticized by PA announcer Lou Nolan.
The Flyers organization, who had planned to give the bracelets away again in Game Four, did not, opting to give away a tshirt with the Flyers logo filled up with words that they thought represented the team. Ahead of Game Six, the Flyers gave away another t-shirt, but this time it made light of the Flyers violence in Game Three. It featured Lou Nolan reminding fans to “Stay Classy.”
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 24, 2016
Check out a sneak peek of tomorrow’s shirts!
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 23, 2016
It’s reminiscent of Ron Burgandy in Anchorman.
Maybe as Flyers fans grow angry late in the game, they might hold this shirt up and think, “Oh yeah, I probably shouldn’t do this terrible thing I’m about to do.” Or they will tie the shirt around a plastic bottle, light it on fire, and hurl that onto the ice. One of the two will definitely happen.
Personally, I think this would have been a better shirt to give away.
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