Found January 25, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
I hate to say I told ya so, but I did.  People were blasting this Bruins fan last week for flipping out on the Tampa Bay Lightning Mascot, Thunderbug, after Thunderbug sprayed him directly in the face with silly string.  After the fan became enraged and tackled the mascot, Lightning security removed him from his seat and had a chat with him.  We’re not sure exactly what was said during the discussion, but we do know the person who plays Thunderbug at the games has since been fired. According to WTSP in Tampa, a Lightning spokesman said the altercation with a Bruins fan played a role in the decision to let the person go but was not the only factor.  Was he late for work a few times or something?  I can’t imagine the mascot would be looking for a job right now if he had kept that can of silly string by his side. As Off the Bench pointed out, Lightning fans have started a Facebook page in an attempt t0 save Thunderbug’s job.  Does anyone really care that much? The group was started on ...

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Tampa Bay Lightning mascot ThunderBug performer fired

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