Word around the NHL over the past week or so was that the Flyers would be getting a mascot for the first time since 1976. So what did the Flyers do with their opportunity? They gave us this thing.....
Jesus that thing is horrifying! The eyes even move! Needless to say the internet came through and gave Gritty a warm welcome.
When Claude Giroux sees a cop’s butt to grab https://t.co/NGISfm4dcK— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) September 24, 2018
INBOX: Congratulations to our new Deputy Attorney General! pic.twitter.com/ECQTGMkOWe— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) September 24, 2018
WE WANT ANSWERS!! pic.twitter.com/Yg0LsYaS7U— Kim M. (@HarlequinGirl3) September 24, 2018
Sleep with one eye open tonight, bird. pic.twitter.com/wLmGBa0Oyh— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) September 24, 2018
"HERE’S GRITTY!" pic.twitter.com/DFIIn1Qlli— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) September 24, 2018
Welcome to the NHL, Gritty. pic.twitter.com/2D25vB3TYE— Jon Wold (@jonathanwold) 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
“#Flyers fans, we know you’ve been passionate, loyal, and patiently waiting for the first Stanley Cup in Philadelphia since the 70’s, so.....— EROCK (@TheMightyEROCK) September 24, 2018
....here’s a giant orange muppet named Gritty. Have fun!”pic.twitter.com/HuTjTr8eGC
Gritty looks like he belongs in the Chuck E. Cheese band. pic.twitter.com/GdAfe5aQ4z— Anthony (@AnthonyDiGrazio) September 24, 2018
Advocates: "Gritty is for the kids."— Mikey D, O&BP 🤙🏼 (@MikeyD_OandBP) September 24, 2018
The kids: ... pic.twitter.com/PgMHzDA50D
Go get em Gritty