SEE IT: Flyers unveil creepy 'Gritty' mascot, Twitter and rival Penguins proceed to blast it

Someone should throw the new Flyers mascot in the penalty box.

For life.

Philadelphia on Monday unveiled “Gritty,” a googly-eyed mascot straight out of a horror movie.

“His father was a "bully," so naturally he has some of those tendencies - talented but feisty, a fierce competitor, known for his agility given his size,” its bio on the team’s site reads. “He's loyal but mischievous; the ultimate Flyers fan who loves the orange and black, but is unwelcoming to anyone who opposes his team. Legend has it he earned the name "Gritty" for possessing an attitude so similar to the team he follows.”

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Bizarre NFL mascots from 1995 Pro Bowl
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The Atlanta Falcons mascot walks on the field during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The Cleveland Browns mascot walks on the field prior to start of the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The St. Louis Rams mascot walks on the field prior to start of the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The Miami Dolphins mascot poses for a photo during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The Minnesota Vikings mascot walks on the field prior to start of the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The Philadelphia Eagles mascot poses for a photo during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The Pittsburgh Steelers mascot roams the sidelines during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The San Diego Chargers mascot walks on the field during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The San Francisco 49ers mascot roams the sidelines during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The Washington Redskins mascot stands on the sidelines during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: The Dallas Cowboys mascot and a Dallas cheerleaders pose for a photo during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: A stadium scoreboard reads 'NFL mascot of the year' during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: Dallas Cowboys defensive end Charles Haley #94 and tight end Jay Novacek of the NFC Team looks on during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 5: Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Warren #42 of the AFC Team looks on during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
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Creepy mascots in sports are nothing new.

But Gritty now might be at the top of the list.

It also bears somewhat of a resemblance to the “Phillie Phanatic,” of course the mascot for the city’s baseball team.

 

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