It didn’t take long for the first carcass to hit the ice in the Stanley Cup Final.
Midway through the second period of Game 1, a catfish was heaved from the stands at the PPG Paints Arena and splattered across the blue line. It was gross, even if it has been a common sight at Predators games for years now.
Here’s a look at the vile creature being scooped up by the Penguins ice crew.
nom nom nom pic.twitter.com/LJPgvVmUni
— steph (@myregularface) May 30, 2017
So much for that catfish ban.
The perp attempted to flee the scene, but was quickly apprehended by security. Here’s what appears to be the catfish-tosser being escorted toward the exit.
So this dude just got kicked out of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final for throwing a catfish on the ice. pic.twitter.com/DzLK6l1Mv5
— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) May 30, 2017
He is wearing a shirt bearing the logo of a local Nashville sports radio program (The Midday 180). The official Twitter account of The Midday also tweeted out a photo which appeared to show their logo on a crumbled piece of paper lying next to the catfish on the ice.
— The Midday 180 (@Midday180) May 30, 2017
The scent of dead fish must have reinvigorated the Predators, who scored shortly after to cut the deficit to 3-1 and dominated the Penguins in the second period.