Lou Nolan is as much Flyers hockey as the orange and black on the uniforms and the flying P that is recognized worldwide. However, tonight, Nolan was put into a tough situation tonight in game three of the Philadelphia Flyers first round playoff series against the Washington Capitals when fans began throwing objects on the
Lou Nolan is as much Flyers hockey as the orange and black on the uniforms and the flying P that is recognized worldwide. However, tonight, Nolan was put into a tough situation tonight in game three of the Philadelphia Flyers first round playoff series against the Washington Capitals when fans began throwing objects on the ice.
A few weeks ago, we made note of a similar situation in Sunrise, Florida, when Andrew Imber had to implore to Panthers fans to not throw souvenir rats on the ice. That was a light situation. What happened tonight in Philadelphia, not so much.
With 7:43 remaining in the third period, and the Capitals holding a 4-1 advantage en route to a 3-0 series lead, Dmitry Orlov was knocked into the boards causing a pretty good scuffle behind the Capitals goal. Fans, showing their displeasure began throwing objects on the ice.
— John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) April 19, 2016
#Flyers fans toss things on the ice. PA announcer Lou Nolan tells them to show class. “This is Philadelphia, not somewhere else in the NHL.”
— Rob Maaddi Sports (@AP_RobMaaddi) April 19, 2016
Then Lou got upset. And you don’t upset a Philadelphia institution.
Lou Nolan announces “to you classless fans” that one more bracelet on the ice will mark a delay-of-game penalty, and likely a goal.
— Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) April 19, 2016
Even fellow P. A. announcers sided with Lou.
.@ikhurshudyan Tip of the hat to PA Lou Nolan for showing class in a tough situation.
— Wes Johnson (@WesJohnsonVoice) April 19, 2016
And when the fans didn’t heed Lou’s warnings, the referees were forced to call the penalty.
Now Lou Nolan is downright pissed. STOP THROWING BRACELETS!!!! pic.twitter.com/zkxrnNgdPM
— Cindy Webster (@Cindy610) April 19, 2016
And Lou Nolan wins the quote of the year award…and P. A. announcers everywhere who’ve ever had to deal with objects thrown onto the ice/field/court cheered.
“okay now you’ve done it”- #LouNolan
— Enni (Evan) Kloepfer (@GoodGoingSystem) April 19, 2016
To Lou Nolan, we salute you for your handling of a tough and dangerous situation with class.