Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty took a big fall Monday.

The Philadelphia Flyers made a bold move Monday, unveiling new mascot Gritty to much derision. Well, the team hosted the Boston Bruins in preseason action Monday night, and Gritty got to make his on-ice debut. Sadly, it didn’t go so well for him:

And that wasn’t the only shot of a Gritty fall:

Gritty also shot someone in the back with a t-shirt cannon:

Well, hey, as viewers of American Vandal‘s second season know, there are definitely worse things that can come out of a t-shirt cannon. But none of this will top the setting of Gritty’s earlier entrance to Ginuwine’s “Pony”:

There was also a threat against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins’ mascot:

Oh, and even after the pratfalls and after the Flyers falling behind 2-0, there was Gritty dancing:

Look, Gritty may not be the mascot we need, but he’s definitely the mascot we deserve.

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.

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