Report: Tampa Bay Lightning Mascot Fired After Silly String Altercation With Bruins Fan (Video)

Justice has been served in Southern Florida. 

According to 10 News in Tampa, the Tampa Bay Lightning have fired the woman who had been playing the team’s mascot, “Thunder Bug.” The decision comes just a week after the mascot had an altercation with a Bruins fan.

Thunder Bug irked a B’s fan at the Tampa Bay Times Forum when she sprayed the fan with silly string. This prompted the Bruins fan to get out his seat and charge after the mascot. According to the report, team officials spoke with the fan on the concourse following the incident before allowing him to return to his seat.

The Lightning told 10 News that the incident did play into the decision, but it wasn’t the sole reason for the employee’s dismissal.

See the incident below.

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