The Nashville Predators’ surprise run to the Stanley Cup Final has led to more dead catfish being thrown on the ice.
This apparently is a tradition among Nashville fans that dates to 2003, according to the Tennessean. That’s why a Nashville fan sneaked a dead catfish into the first game of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh on Monday and threw it on the ice.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Jacob Waddell, of Nolensville, Tenn., ‘obtained’ the catfish in Tennessee and vacuum-sealed it, according to a criminal complaint. He then hid the fish in his compression shorts when he entered PPG Paints Arena. Once inside, he went to a restroom, pulled the fish out, and then wrapped it in a free T-shirt and towel he’d received earlier until he could throw the fish onto the ice.”
Well, that’s dedication.
The Post-Gazette story says Waddell was charged with disorderly conduct, possessing an instrument of crime and disrupting a meeting.
I get the disorderly conduct. That make sense. But the other two are baffling. An instrument of crime? Disrupting a meeting? Wow.
This apparently is Waddell being escorted from the stadium after throwing the fish on Monday: