A halftime show stunt at a Boston Blazers professional lacrosse game this weekend in Boston has been gaining notoriety on the Internet due its racy and ill-advised nature.
The New York Daily News reports that a promotion during halftime of a game Saturday night at the TD Garden involved three female contestants competing to see who could give the team's mascot the best lap dance.
The contest was not well-received by some fans who brought young children to the game, as comments on the team's Facebook page indicate. "An absolute disgrace to the Blazers. Brought my 11 year old cousin, my boyfriend and his 8 year old son to a lap dance!" one commenter complained. "You try explaining to my kids about what they were doing to the mascot," read another complaint.
The backlash against the stunt prompted the team's president and general manager, Doug Reffue, to issue a public apology, which read, in part:
The Boston Blazers half time act for Saturday's game was clearly not executed according to plan. We are extremely disappointed with elements of the halftime show.
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.
Of course, a YouTube clip of the controversy has popped up. Watch it below.
Correction: The original version had the incorrect name of the team, the Boston Blazers.