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Not-so-silly String gets Lightning Bug Fired

Published Jan. 27, 2012

TAMPA - In a case of viral video and cloak-and-dagger intrigue, ThunderBug has been fired.

The final offense? Inappropriate use of Silly String.

The Tampa Bay Lightning mascot sprayed a Boston Bruins fan at a Jan. 17 hockey game. The fan took offense and pushed ThunderBug down. Thousands saw it on YouTube.

The team did not condone ThunderBug's actions.

Click here to read Joe Smith's whole story.

Posted by Times Editor at 4:21:37 pm on January 26, 2012