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NLL Boston Blazers Fans Angered By Lap Dance Halftime Show

The NLL Boston Blazers' halftime show Saturday at TD Garden "left spectators covering their kids' eyes," according to Nina Mandell of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The bit "featured scantily clad dancers competing to see who could give the Blazers' mascot, Scorch, the best lap dance, while the not-so-family-friendly rap song 'Low' blasted" through the arena. The "racy stunt was caught on YouTube and outraged many fans." Blazers President & GM Doug Reffue posted a statement "apologizing for the sexy show on the team's Facebook page." Reffue wrote, "The Boston Blazers halftime 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" (, 1/16). The EXAMINER's Katherine Hasenauer Cornetta reported the performance was supposed to be the "first of a season-long lap dance contest at halftime." But the activity "angered fans who were at the game because of the Blazers' own 'family fun activity' advertising" (, 1/16).
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