A Nashville Predators fan who threw a dead catfish on the ice during Game one of the Stanley Cup Finals is facing criminal charges. Jacob Waddell is being charged with disorderly conduct among other charges after he threw the catfish over the glass during the second period of the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday. Police say the 26-year-old brought the fish vacuumed sealed in his pants into the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Nashville fans have offered to help Waddell, some are city council members who are asking for a pardon for the Predators fan. Even country music singer Carrie Underwood expressed her approval in a tweet saying " My hero."
The catfish-throwing tradition for Predators fans goes back to the 2003 playoffs.