Philadelphia Flyers Debut New ‘Gritty’ Mascot and Twitter is Disturbed: ‘Dream Haunter’


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.

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:

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