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Panthers owner asks fans to observe proper rat throwing etiquette

Apr 22, 2012, 1:48 AM EDT

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During one of the Florida Panthers’ goals on Saturday, New Jersey Devils fans asked a legitimate question: why didn’t the Panthers receive a penalty when rats were thrown on the ice? Perhaps refs decided to give excited fans a mulligan – it’s been a while, after all – but to make sure it doesn’t happen again, Panthers president/CEO Michael Yormark is pleading with fans to hold onto them until the final whistle blows.

“Great win but fans, we cannot throw rats during the game,” Yormark said. “This has become a serious issue.”

Chances are, a future scenario will result in a delay of game penalty.

It almost makes you wonder if a nefarious Devils fan might just throw a rat or two, instead …

  1. scottfmullin - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    About half have been Devils fans. Apparently a NJ radio station asked for a little sabotage.

  2. biasedhomer - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    Better than throwing octopi

  3. natlbnkilr - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Don’t have to worry about the octopi anymore this year… The Preds took care of that!!

  4. fcs34 - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Nefarious devils fans is also the name of Judas Priest’s official fan club.

  5. acieu - Apr 22, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Now if Capital fans would just throw politicians on the ice from the balcony after today’s win the world would be perfect.

    • maalea - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:12 PM

      Best line ever on this site.

  6. jpat2424 - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Agreed!!! Awesome

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