By Cara Bahniuk
The Columbus Blue Jackets have a T-Shirt Guy imitator, but we’ll give him a pass just this once.
Days after the Blue Jackets lost star defenseman Zach Werenski for the season due to a fractured face, a bearded Blue Jackets fan, who works for FunnyShirts.org, debuted the perfect tribute for the 19-year-old during Game Four. The fan had Werenski’s black and blue face, which included a cotton swab shoved up his right nostril, printed on the entire canvas of his t-shirt.
This is fantastic.
We have the best fans #cbj #CBJvsPIT pic.twitter.com/MN9z6q08sb
— CBJ Streamers (@CBJStreamers) April 18, 2017
Before the game started, the Blue Jackets’ twitter took notice of the fan and published a photo themselves.
this is…something pic.twitter.com/FgtvVX19ne
— ColumbusBlueJackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) April 18, 2017
During the game, Jackets T-Shirt Guy even made an unintentional cameo on TV after his favorite team opened the scoring in the first period. If you look closely, you’ll see him dancing.
Werenski liked the shirt so much that he gifted the fan a signed jersey.
happy to add some formal attire to the wardrobe 😬 pic.twitter.com/WB31fk4Y90
— ColumbusBlueJackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) April 19, 2017
The Blue Jackets somehow staved off elimination, defeating the Penguins 5-4. They will now return to Pittsburgh for a Game Five on Thursday night.
Hm, maybe t-shirt guys are good luck! Quick, Charlie, get your t-shirts back on. We need a big win on Thursday and we can’t do it without you!
Playoff hockey… pic.twitter.com/4GNoLYVECu
— Zach Werenski (@ZachWerenski) April 17, 2017
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