Fair warning to all hockey fans: Do not mess with Tommy Hawk.
The Chicago Blackhawks mascot was attacked by a fan on the United Center concourse Friday night after Chicago’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets, authorities told the Chicago Sun-Times. According to Chicago police, a “male was performing as a team mascot” when another man punched him in the face and put him in a headlock.
Video from the scene, however, might tell a different story.
Take a look:
We don’t doubt that Tommy Hawk was attacked, but he sure didn’t do much to defuse the situation. In any case, a Blackhawks spokesman said team officials were aware of the incident and looking into it Saturday, according to the Sun-Times.
No one was in custody as of Saturday, per the Sun-Times.
In a day and age when hockey players are dropping the gloves less and less, at least we can count on mascots to muck things up a bit.