Big hubbub yesterday after the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Christian Hetrick reported that police were investigating after Gritty was accused of punching a 13 year old during a photo op for Flyers season ticket holders.
The incident stems from November, when Chris Greenwell says his son Brandon was hit in the back after he touched the mascot on the head. Comcast Spectacor says they took the allegations “seriously” and conducted an investigation that was not able to support Greenwell’s claim.
Understandably, the story was all over the local news, with the TV stations getting in touch with the father and seeing what he had to say. Here’s the NBC Philadelphia story, reported by Drew Smith, via Johnny “Airport” Clark:
Here is the story with the father and son who are accusing Gritty of punching the kid in the back. Police are investigating. The Flyers say they found no evidence of this
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 23, 2020
My first thought while watching that, was, ‘holy shit, that’s a nice collection of jerseys.’ Looks like a pretty gnarly basement or man cave, or whatever room they’re in.
Otherwise, there’s nothing particularly new in there. For what it’s worth, most of the reaction on our Facebook page was suspicious, with these two comments rising to the top:
No personal judgment here; just wanted to share those comments, since overwhelmingly it seems like the public opinion is against Greenwell because of what people perceive to be questionable pieces to his story (like asking for perks as reconciliation). Regardless, if there’s no video and no evidence of the alleged punch actually happening, then we’re just stuck in a ‘he said/she said’ quagmire with nowhere to go.
He went on Gargano’s show as well –
Earlier today Chris Greenwell, the father of the kid who was allegedly hit by Gritty, called into the show and told his full story. Give it a listen and you decide https://t.co/cHM6Qz0RLZ
— The Anthony Gargano Show (@975Middays) January 23, 2020