Just when you thought Gritty couldn’t get any more terrifying, the Philadelphia Flyers’ new mascot found a way. And it’s seasonal — though a little early.
At the Flyers’ 5-4 overtime win against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, the mischievous yet-to-be-determined-creature transformed itself into Santa Gritty. Or Gritty Clause. However you want to describe it, there’s no denying Gritty posing as Santa Clause is objectively horrifying. Run, kids!
Although Gritty is a tad early for Christmas — someone get this monster a calendar — it was up to its typical shenanigans, like forcing fans into an embrace with mistletoe, tying them around the goal with wrapping paper and haunting the nightmares of anyone who looks at it for too long.
But it still remains a fan favorite because, as NBC Sports Philadelphia reported, Gritty received 14 write-in votes in Tuesday’s election, and possibly more in other states.
Source : https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/11/flyers-mascot-gritty-looks-terrifying-as-santa-claus