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Video: Sens coach MacLean unaware of lookalike

Jan 21, 2013, 11:42 PM EDT

Every now and then, fans become part of the entertainment in ways that go beyond making noise.

That was the case in Ottawa on Monday, as one enterprising fan seemingly ran with his uncanny resemblance to Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean:

CBS’ Eye on Hockey collected some info on this crucial story, pointing out that MacLean’s “twin” was eventually escorted from his seat.

Sportsnet’s Ian Mendes caught up with the yet-to-be-named man, who said that he wasn’t trying to “spoof” MacLean. He claims his company merely had tickets in that spot.

MacLean told Mendes that he didn’t see his doppelganger, but found humor in the situation:

“I bet he’s a better interview than me,” MacLean said.

This is the most recent moment of whimsical fan involvement. Other incidents include the adult film actress seated behind New Jersey Devils head coach Peter DeBoer during the 2012 Stanley Cup finals and just about everything Vancouver’s Green Men did the past few years.

(Oh, by the way, the Senators dominated the Panthers in the game, prevailing 4-0.)

  1. hockinj25 - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Looking like a coach gets you kicked out of a game? Now we’re just making up rules.

    • kitshky - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:58 PM

      Ya what’s up with that?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 22, 2013 at 2:41 AM

      A later update says he was escorted to be interviewed, NOT removed from the arena. So, everyone take a deep breath and drop the lawsuits.

  2. aesophy - Jan 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    This game was in Ottawa, I thought…

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    If that really was pure coincidence then that’s one of the funniest things ever!

  4. govtminion - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    They removed him for it? What exactly did he do wrong? I hope the Sens do something as an apology.

    • millertime30 - Jan 22, 2013 at 7:51 AM

      click the link and read the actual article.

      he was escorted from his seat for an interview.

      • millertime30 - Jan 22, 2013 at 7:57 AM

        although i see your comment is from late last night.. perhaps the update hadn’t been posted, yet. regardless, no need for an apology.

      • govtminion - Jan 22, 2013 at 9:26 AM

        I was also posting from my phone- this site loads on it, but the link to the outside articles didn’t. :/

  5. ironmike778 - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Funny as hell.

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