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Predators fan who tossed dead catfish facing criminal charges

Jesse Reed
Jacob Waddell catfish Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Nashville Predators Pittsburgh Penguins

A Nashville Predators fan, Jacob Waddell tossed a dead catfish onto the ice during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins. Now he’s facing criminal charges for his actions, per CBS 2 in Pittsburgh.

After tossing the dead fish onto the ice, the fan, Jacob Waddell, was immediately ejected from the contest.

Now he’s being charged with disorderly conduct, disrupting a meeting and possessing instruments of a crime.

If this had been done during a Predators home game, Waddell would have been just one of many to throw a catfish onto the ice, as it’s become quite a tradition in Nashville. But doing it on the road might prove costly to this loyal fan, who, if convicted on all counts could face up to six years in jail.

No doubt he’s a Nashville hero, even if his attempt at sparking a rally fell short. Pittsburgh ended up winning the game, 5-3.