Flyers Fans Upset by Justin Bieber's Promotional Jersey
The Philadelphia Flyers had a gift for Justin Bieber when he performed last weekend at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia—a customized Flyers jersey with the No. 16 on the back. It makes sense to give Bieber, who is Canadian, a hockey jersey as a gift, but Flyers fans aren't too happy (surprise) about the choice of jersey number. After all, No. 16 is the retired number of Flyers royalty Bobby Clarke.
Clarke, known for his aggressive play and toothless smile, was part of the highly successful "Broad Street Bullies" era in the 1970s and is arguably one of the best players in franchise history.
Many Flyers fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
Two Issues that I Have:
1.) Justin Bieber wore a Flyers jersey last night.
2.) Justin Bieber wore Bobby Clarke's retired 16 last night.
— Eric Burgmann (@Eric_Burgmann) May 9, 2016
Not gonna lie, I'm a pretty disappointed the Flyers let bieber wear Bobby Clarke's number.
— Matt Di Christofaro (@matty_d99) May 8, 2016
Why'd they give bieber Bobby Clarke's number?? Please no
— Lana (@7_lana_7) May 8, 2016
NBC 10 reported that fans responded so harshly that the Wells Fargo Center had to delete the posts showing the jersey.
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