The woman inside the ThunderBug costume who was attacked by a Bruins fan? Yeah, she got fired


Via Puck Daddy comes news that ThunderBug, the Tampa Bay Lightning mascot – check that: the woman inside the ThunderBug costume – has been fired over the Silly Stringing of a Bruins fan, an incident we highlighted last week.

As you may recall, the Bruins fan didn’t take too kindly to ThunderBug’s antics and promptly attacked the mascot from behind.

With more, here’s WTSP in Tampa Bay, whose take-no-prisoners investigative team uncovered the story:

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It wasn’t reported what other “factor” besides the Silly String incident may have led to the woman’s dismissal, but we hope it was for smoking cigarettes while wearing the costume.

Video: Bruins fan takes silly-stringing poorly


Here’s an entertaining video from the “Not totally sure if this is a hoax or a funny accident” department: a Boston Bruins fan takes a silly-stringing from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s mascot rather poorly:

Gotta love Thunderbug trolling the fan as he’s getting thrown out, although it feels a bit like someone smack-talking a rival only once it’s obvious that officials will break up a potential fight.

Staged or real, it’s good for a laugh since the mascot seems OK (no word on if he went to “The Quiet Room” for a bit, though).

Final thought: did anyone else think of Green Man fighting the Philly Phanatic from an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” when watching that clip? Probably not …

(H/T to Puck Daddy by way of Mike Corcoran. Thunderbug shot via Lightning Web site.)