VIDEO: Mascot of the Year attacked by angry fan
Fans take to social media to show their support for abused 'Marty'
Ice Hockey is a notoriously vicious sport but there was widespread condemnation on social media when cuddly mascot Marty the Marmot become the target of the violence.
When poor Marty helps a young woman to win a game of musical chairs on the ice during a break from the game, one fan goes postal and attacks him.
Victoria Royals' Marty the Marmot, once voted the best mascot in Canada, was picked up and dumped to the ice rugby-style before being dragged around the ice by the crazed fan.
Security guards eventually came to the beloved mascot’s rescue and after huge public uproar, criminal charges may be brought against the attacker.