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Although Gritty's gained a league-wide fandom, the Flyers mascot wasn't necessarily loved by D.C. sports fans Wednesday.

The Philadelphia mascot, along with Flyers fans packed in Wells Fargo Center, welcomed former Nationals star Bryce Harper to the City of Brotherly Love with a "Welcome to Philly!" sign. The tribute appeared on the jumbotron in the final minutes of the first period of Wednesday's game against the Capitals.

Harper, 26, signed a 13-year, $330 million dollar contract with the Phillies on Feb. 28. He spent seven seasons with the Nationals and also was the National League's Rookie of the Year in 2012 and a six-time All-Star, so fans were less than thrilled (and a little betrayed) by his decision.

Despite the jab, the Capitals went to the locker room leading 2-0 after the opening frame to lessen the pain and now have a 5-0 lead after two periods.

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