Nashville has a new hero in The Catfish Guy

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WDEF) – Nashville’s newest hero wasn’t wearing skates last night.

Jacob Waddell is just a fan of the Nashville Predators.

But he kept a long-standing Predator tradition alive by throwing a dead catfish on the ice during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The tradition of flinging the fish onto the ice seems to have started in the 2003 playoffs.

Pittsburg police were not amused.

They escorted him out of the building, then charged him with disorderly conduct, disrupting a meeting, and… most amazingly.. “possessing instruments of a crime.”

The brazen act has gotten a completely different response back in his hometown.

But how did Jacob Waddell sneak a catfish into the arena, anyway?

He told the Midday 180 radio show in Nashville today.

Waddell says he bought the fish, ran over it with his pickup to flatten it, rolled Old Spice over it to hide the smell, strapped it to his crotch with tape, and put on an extra large Predators jersey… no problem.

The #CatfishGuy didn’t seem repentant on Twitter today.

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