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Bolts fan attacks Panthers mascot!

A Tampa Bay Lightning fan didn’t like the 7-1 blowout his team suffered last Monday against the Florida Panthers, so he took matters into his own hands by fighting with the Panthers mascot.

A video of the scene was shared and it quickly went viral. A Lightning fan (unidentified) can be seen attacking Viktor E. Ratt, the second mascot of the Florida organization.

A man wearing a blue jersey grabbed the mascot’s jersey and pulled it over his head, as the big dog had apparently just thrown the mascot’s jersey into the crowd.

Following this, the Lightning fanatic pushed the big plushie into a glass railing, in front of the astonished eyes of some people. The fan in question even attempted a partial chokehold on the mascot, while yelling “Go Bolts!”.

A Panthers’ trainer finally stepped in to stop it…

Was it staged?

Some people wondered, but a Panthers spokesperson said it was not staged!

The Florida Panthers organization has obviously opened an investigation into the incident.

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