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Flyers fans had their anti-Penguins jerseys censored

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Philadelphia Flyers fans don’t like the Pittsburgh Penguins, and for the most part the feeling is mutual. No one would be surprised to walk into either team’s arena and see shirts that rag on the opposition, but that doesn’t mean security will tolerate them. On Sunday, Josh Kuchinka and two of his buddies found that out at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

As you can see from the photo above that he posted on Twitter, Kuchinka and his buddies each wore a Flyers jersey that said something derogatory about three of the Penguins stars. The sweaters read “Malkin Blows,” “Crosby Sucks,” and “Neal Swallows.” Several fans wanted photos with the creative trio, but security wanted the charade to stop.

“Either you take them off or wear them inside out or you’re being tossed out of here,” Kuchinka said he and his friends were told, according to Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy. “This isn’t Philly. We don’t allow those things.”

Kuchinka said other security guards laughed and apologized because they realized how many people were enjoying the jerseys. Still, they were warned ahead of time that they had better be on their best behavior.

“They also said the first vulgar words out of our mouths and we were out of there,” Kuchinka said. “We even told them we would cooperate with them. We were there to support the Flyers and have a good time.”

The Flyers ended up winning the game, and we’re happy to help the creative Philly fans get some press for their customized threads. The Penguins may not enjoy that type of humor, but we certainly do.

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Flyers fan gets an ‘F Crosby’ license plate

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Most Philadelphia Flyers fans hate the Pittsburgh Penguins. More specifically, they despise their in-state rival’s best player, Sidney Crosby. We have found someone who may hate Sid the Kid just a little more than everyone else.

A Flyers fan who goes by Archibald Meatpants on Twitter recently got a vanity license plate that reads “F Crosby.” The DMV usually tries to filter out all profane and inappropriate license plates, but for all they know this one could belong to a guy with the last name Crosby and a first name that begins with the letter “F.” Too bad they didn’t do their research on Twitter.

We have seen some ironic things written on license plates in the past, but those were pure coincidence. This guy managed to slip one through the cracks at the RMV, which is always worthy of a high-five. He deserves to drive around town with “F Crosby” plastered on his bumper.

Photo via @BKutys
H/T Crossing Broad

Philly Fans Booed Cancer Video Because it Featured Rival Players

Philly fans lived up to their reputation as some of the harshest sports fans in the country Wednesday when they booed a fight cancer video because it featured rival players. The video was played between periods during the Flyers’ first home game of the season. Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, and Sabres goalie Ryan Miller all appeared in the video. Here it is:

Philly fans notoriously booed Santa Claus and threw batteries at J.D. Drew. Even manager Terry Francona suggested it was a more difficult city to manage in than Boston. They’re getting grief for their actions, and I can understand why. Regardless, I won’t attack them for this.

Putting myself in their situation, if I were at Dodger Stadium and you flashed a picture of Barry Bonds on the scoreboard, my reaction would be to boo. It wouldn’t even matter if they said Bonds had just adopted 100 puppies — show Bonds, I’m booing.

Greg Wyshinski at Puck Daddy felt similarly, describing the actions of Flyers fans as a Pavlovian response. He made an even better point: if the goal is to have Flyers fans join the NHL in fighting cancer, why not show a PSA with Flyers players? If you’re trying to reach your audience, you have to appeal to them.