The Leafs are sitting in the bottom of the Northeast Division and the fans are not letting the players forget that fact. After a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, fans threw waffles at Leafs players on the ice of the Air Canada Centre.
That’s an interesting choice of items to toss at the players. It could always be worse but waffles are just an odd choice.
The Toronto Sun has identified a man, known as Jack M., as the culprit. Nicknamed the “Waffle Man,” Jack vows to strike again if the Leafs continue to struggle on the ice.
There were a few seconds left in another obviously lost Leafs game when the 27-year-old construction worker pulled out the soggy waffles he had stashed under his jersey and chucked them onto the ice of the Air Canada Centre on Thursday.
“They need to wake up and eat some breakfast,” Jack, who asked not to be identified, said in a Saturday interview, hours ahead of the Leafs meeting with Montreal. “I’m just trying to help them out with a balanced diet.”
The “diehard Leafs fan” said he didn’t throw the waffles out of disrespect to the players, explaining, “I love them, but somebody’s got to say something.”
Jack’s waffle-throwing escapade caught headlines across the city and some light, but perhaps slightly annoyed, reaction from the players.
“I don’t appreciate it, really, a guy throwing waffles at me as I am skating by,” Leafs forward Colby Armstrong said after the game. “We’re trying to make light of it in here. Throw a filet, throw a T-bone. Spend some money.”