The new Philadelphia Flyers mascot ‘Gritty’ is a terrifying monstrosity

Meet Philadelphia's'Gritty' The Most Terrifying Mascot In Pro Sports

The Philadelphia Flyers introduced their first mascot since 1976, and the world of social media has taken notice.

Gritty - who is officially described by the National Hockey League team as "a seven-foot, orange, fuzzy creature" - will make his debut Monday night in a preseason game against the Boston Bruins at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

They also note that he is "feisty" and a "fierce competitor, known for his agility given his size".

The name "Gritty" stems from his "possessing an attitude so similar to the team he follows", the Flyers said.

The team says Gritty was recently "found" by the team, uncovered during large-scale construction and renovations now taking place at the Wells Fargo Center. He has some oddities that are both humorous and unusual.


Never one to hold back, the internet promptly exploded with reactions to the Grimace-like predator.

According to the Flyers website, Gritty is a lifelong Flyers fan who enjoys both snow from the Zamboni and hot dogs.

And on Monday, the Flyers unveiled their mascot "Gritty".

The Philadelphia Flyers have a new mascot, and it looks an very bad lot like something out of an after-school special created to scare Youppi! into sobriety.

If you see Gritty and your first instinct is to recoil, ask yourself this: Does everything in life need to be lovely?

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