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Update: It wasn't an earpiece that landed in Bruins fan's beer

Posted by David D'Onofrio  March 26, 2013 10:36 AM

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As the Red Sox announce a discount on beers at Fenway Park next month, the Bruins -- not to be outdone -- are apparently offering a little extra with their frosty beverages.

As he stalked the bench during Monday night's 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs, B's assistant coach Geoff Ward removed the earpiece from his right ear and haphazardly tossed it over his head. Not sure where he thought it would land, but it cleared the glass and appears to have landed in the beer cup held by a first-row fan -- who had just lowered it from his lips after taking a sip, and who then looked confusedly skyward.

Perfect timing for the most unsanitary of souvenirs. Or so we thought.

UPDATE: Earpiece-gate has taken another (hilarious) turn. After the above video made its way to all corners of the Internet, the Bruins put together the following video -- which contends that it wasn't actually an earpiece that flew over the glass. Watch the clip to see what it was.

Now think about how what had to happen to make that look the way it did. Seriously. Ward fixes his earpiece. Puts his hand down. Tyler Seguin's hand flies up, with the smelling salts. Meanwhile, the fan takes a sip. Then the fan finishes his sip, and brings the beer down at the perfect angle to catch the falling container.

Even Hollywood's best couldn't have choreographed that well enough to pull it off in one take.

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