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Throwing a dead catfish on the ice in Pittsburgh is frowned upon: thrower being charged

A Predators fan threw a dead catfish on the ice last night during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. It did not go well for him.

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The Penguins were leading 3-0 last night during the second period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Jacob Deveral Waddell went for it.

He threw a dead catfish onto the ice.

As a result, he was quickly escorted out of the building. This morning, we found out that he has been charged under the Pennsylvania crime codes.

We all have been guilty of disrupting a meeting at some point in our lives, right?

Anyways, here’s my brief thoughts on this:

  • Buying a catfish in Tennessee and taking it to Pennsylvania and strapping it to your body to go to a hockey game is disgusting
  • Throwing said catfish on the ice and not expecting to be removed from the building is dumb
  • I am reminded of advice my parents gave me when I would travel as a teenager. “Don’t get in trouble while you’re out of town.”

Throw a dead fish on the ice as a road fan and it’s not going to go well for you. Removal from the building was enough, but the troll gets trolled by being charged with crimes. I see no issue with this.

I for one am curious to see if anyone tries to do it for Game 2.