Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 1/19/12

Thunderbug, the Tampa Bay Lightning mascot, is your typical sports mascot in that he spends his time during home games dancing around, shaking hands and posing for pictures with fans, and causing general mayhem of the harmless, yet fun, variety. Once in a while Thunderbug likes to break out the silly string and spray unsuspecting attendees at Lightning games, which usually results in a good laugh by all.

But spray the wrong person just once—say a rather large, rather intense Bruins fan watching his team lose to Tampa Bay—and all hell breaks loose. Obviously pissed over his silly stringing, the dude gives Thunderbug a shove, but thankfully is blocked from escalating things further by a couple of Lightning fans and a surprisingly speedy and efficient usher who escorts the seething Boston fan out of the building for a much needed timeout. The Lightning fans respond accordingly with a smattering of applause and catcalls.

Video follows the jump…

At some point this guy should have stopped and realized that he was yelling at a guy/girl in a bug costume, which is only slightly less embarrassing than that garish Bruins Stanley Cup shirt he was wearing. Sometimes it pays to be the bigger man in a confrontation, especially when the other guy is a 6-foot-tall costumed insect armed with silly string.

[H/T to Puck Daddy]

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