Parents who were in attendance at a recent Boston Blazers game were upset on Saturday when Blazers’ mascot, Scorch, received lap dances during the half-time show. Typically a family affair, the Boston Blazers lacrosse team regularly draws families and children from the area, but the antics of the Saturday night show proved to be too rowdy for many moms and dads.
The Huffington Post reports that Blazers mascot, Scorch, sat in a chair on a red carpet when three “scantily clad” women came out and competed to give the mascot the best lap dance in front of hundreds of fans. Immediately, there was uproar from unhappy parents who could not believe what they were seeing.
According to KSDK News, Eric Jones was a spectator at the game who took video of the spectacle and posted it on YouTube.
“I was saying to myself – what is going on?” said Jones. “Something doesn’t seem right. And then I’m seeing them doing the lap dance it’s like this is not going to turn out too good. I’m hearing the crowd booing. I’m seeing parents with their kids leaving, storming out,” said Jones.
Soon after fans took the team’s Facebook page. One fan wrote, “Time for a change in your organization. A mascot is for getting the crowd involved. Not for R-rated entertainment.”
The following day, the Blazers President and GM Doug Reffue issued a statement:
The Boston Blazers halftime act for Saturday’s game was clearly not executed according to plan. We are extremely disappointed with elements of the halftime show,” he wrote. “We had intended to provide an entertaining and fun halftime environment for our fans and that is not what transpired. The Boston Blazers organization values our fans and have taken their feedback very seriously.
What do you think? Did this half-time show go too far? Would you have stayed with your child?