Scorch - Boston Blazer's Mascot

Source: BBC News

A US lacrosse team has apologized to fans outraged by a half-time show that involved scantily-clad female dancers giving a lap dance to the team mascot.

Doug Reffue, the president and general manager for the Boston Blazers, said the team was “extremely disappointed” by parts of the performance.

Some spectators complained, saying it was not appropriate for family viewing.

While the women dance in front of the mascot, known as Scorch, the video shows the announcer shouting: “What do you think?”

In a statement posted on the team’s Facebook page, Mr Reffue said that Saturday’s show “was clearly not executed according to plan”.

“We had intended to provide an entertaining and fun half-time environment for our fans and that is not what transpired,” he said.

The Blazers’ usual dance team, the Sparks, “were not in any way involved with the planning or execution of the half-time act”, he added.

The dancers were fans who had volunteered to take part in the show, Mr Reffue said. He promised that such a performance would not be repeated.

However, other fans posting on Facebook said the performance had been an entertaining publicity stunt, with one describing it as “awesome” and another saying it was “hilarious”.

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