Flyers PA asks fans to ‘have some class’ after littering ice with wristbands
Falling behind 3-0 in their series against the Washington Capitals after an embarrassing Game 3 defeat was bad enough for the Philadelphia Flyers.
It might have been an even uglier night for certain members of the Flyers’ fan base.
Following a questionable hit that inspired game misconduct penalties and a significant power play advantage for the already-well-ahead Capitals, Flyers fans were quite upset. They showed the displeasure by throwing white wristbands to the ice (wristbands that were used in part to celebrate Ed Snider’s legacy earlier that night).
Watch the hit that served as the catalyst for that nastiness in the video above this post.
That scene served as a huge drop-off from the beginning:
... To the Flyers’ PA guy Lou Nolan pleading with fans to stop throwing wristbands onto the ice (while the Flyers received penalties for that behavior).
Fans throwing wrist bands on ice. Lou Nolan scolds them over PA system: "Have some class."— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) April 19, 2016
Let’s just say that it was a bad look for Flyers fans:
Thought the Flyers had done a lot to change their image and inspire legit hope this season. This game was Bad Flyera. Very, very Bad Flyera.— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) April 19, 2016
I wish anyone could have anticipated a scenario in which angry Philly fans were chucking their wristbands onto the ice.— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) April 19, 2016
Oof, rough night.