Philadelphia Flyers Debut New ‘Gritty’ Mascot and Twitter is Disturbed: ‘Dream Haunter’
Hello, everyone. The Philadelphia Flyers have a new mascot named Gritty.
Enjoy the rest of your day.pic.twitter.com/VOjytouWTG
— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 24, 2018
The Philadelphia Flyers debuted their new mascot today named “Gritty,” a freakish looking brown, furry creature that resembles a Sasquatch — which resulted in most of Twitter condemning the character as nightmare fuel.
Shortly after his unveiling, Gritty began using his morbid, haunting appearance to intimidate opposing teams on social media.
Sleep with one eye open tonight, bird. pic.twitter.com/wLmGBa0Oyh
— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) September 24, 2018
While the intern in charge of the Flyers’ Twitter account might be a fan of Gritty, most people on Twitter were not, as he was welcomed into the world with a barrage of mockery and terrified reactions:
Wow. Gritty is an absolute dream haunter. Stay hot Philly pic.twitter.com/hNOJhNhjWO
— Ryan Whitney (@ryanwhitney6) September 24, 2018
Flyers introduce their new mascot Gritty.
…be prepared for the nightmares
— Spittin’ Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) September 24, 2018
“HERE’S GRITTY!” pic.twitter.com/DFIIn1Qlli
— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) September 24, 2018
They call him Gritty cuz you don’t wanna know the things he’ll do to get some meth https://t.co/wZ7OWDfoXo
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) September 24, 2018
I guess Gritty is an improvement over the Flyers’ last mascot, which was a guy named Nick in carpenter jeans and a Blue Lives Matter hoodie
— Michael Baumann (@MJ_Baumann) September 24, 2018
Oh, just realized why I feel such a fondness for Gritty pic.twitter.com/l0YgOG3Y2G
— laura e reineke (@ohonestly) September 24, 2018
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There’s vomit on his sweater already, mascot Gritty
— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) September 24, 2018
— r e e dS t r e e t s (@djREEDSTREETS) September 24, 2018
The Flyers new mascot is absolutely terrifying
— Bleacher Report NHL (@BR_NHL) September 24, 2018
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