#CatfishGuy says Penguins fans are ‘kind of weak’

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nolensville man is calling himself a “redneck who outsmarted their entire arena” after police filed charges against him for throwing a catfish onto the rink in Pittsburgh during the opening game of the Stanley Cup Final.

According to Pittsburgh police, 36-year-old Jacob Waddell was issued a summons on charges of disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime and disrupting a meeting.

Waddell tweeted Tuesday morning, “Charge they may, charge they might, that catfish still hit the ice last night! Go Preds!”

He was immediately ejected from the game after throwing the catfish around 9:30 p.m. #CatfishGuy began trending on Twitter immediately after.

Waddell told News 2 Penguins fans don’t have anything on Preds fans.

“Their crowd was kind of weak. I’ve been in louder churches than that arena. I don’t have any reason to go back there. Their team is amazing, their fans are so-so, not nearly like Smashville fans. They’ll find out what real fandom is like when they come here for sure,” said Waddell.

A GoFundMe account to pay Waddell’s legal expenses has already raised nearly $2,000.

And while he may be a growing legend in Smashville, some people in Pittsburgh were not so kind to him.

“Some Pittsburgh people are trying to kill the moment, saying, ‘You’re a redneck. You’re a hillbilly,’ which I’m both of those. But I still outsmarted their entire arena and was able to get a catfish on the ice.” explained Waddell.

 

The Predators fell to the Penguins 5-3 in Monday night’s game.

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