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Boston lacrosse team's stunt irks fans

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Sun Jan 16, 10:27 PM UTC

Fans of the National Lacrosse League’s Boston Blazers were left stunned when the halftime entertainment included lap dances for the team’s mascot,, a local news website, reported Sunday.

A local radio disc jockey emceed the first of a reported season-long lap dance contest at the indoor lacrosse team’s home opener Saturday night. The Blazers’ mascot, Scorch, seated himself near midfield while three contenders took turns performing raunchy one-on-one routines.

The women, who reportedly were not affiliated with the team, did not actually remove their clothes, but fans complained the antics simulated the sort of moves commonly associated with strippers. Angry fans vented on the team's Facebook page following the game, with one calling the halftime act “an absolute disgrace to the Blazers.”

“Disgusting, appauling, shocking and completely the wrong place,” one fan wrote on the Blazers’ Facebook page. “I would guess that close to 1/2 of your audience were children last nite. PR dept, management, owners....are you ok with children seeing a lap dance.??!!..and at a "family friendly" sporting event.”

“Brand new season ticket holder here," another fan wrote. "I brought my ten and seven year old to the game and was just appaulled by the half time lap dance contest. You try explaining to my kids about what they were doing to the mascot. If this continues I will be asking for a refund of my season tickets. I was promised great action and family fun. Not strip bar antics.”

The Blazers have not yet posted a comment in reply to the overwhelming number of negative responses. Courtesy of

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