Carrie Underwood is being offered $50,000 to throw a catfish on the ice during a Nashville Predators hockey game.
Ahead of the Predators’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on May 31, sports reporter Clay Travis tweeted that he would donate $30,000 for charity if Carrie agreed to throw a catfish on the ice during the game.
Travis then asked Kirk Herbstreit and Brandt Snedeker if they would add another $10,000 each, which they both agreed to do, after which Underwood revealed if she’d be willing to take the guys up on their offer.
“Oh, I’m gonna throw a fish at ’em, alright…,” Carrie replied on Twitter, but made it pretty clear that hockey fans probably shouldn’t expect her to actually be throwing anything onto the ice when the Preds game begins.
Instead of throwing a real catfish during the game, Underwood tweeted that she’d instead be focusing her attention on “a fish named Captain Mike” referring to her husband of seven years, Nashville Predators Captain Mike Fisher.
Carrie then continued to show her support for the predators, adding the hashtags #MikeFisher, #Smashville, #ProudWife and #LetsGoPreds.
As hockey fans will likely know, an overzealous Predators fan was arrested for throwing a catfish onto the ice on May 29 during the team’s first game of the Stanley Cup.
“So this dude just got kicked out of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final for throwing a catfish on the ice,” hockey fan @CMS_74_ tweeted alongside a GIF of the fan being escorted out of the arena earlier this week, after which Underwood joked on Twitter that she was actually pretty proud of the match goer.
“My hero…” Carrie joked of the fan, quoting the original tweet and adding a number of different colored heart emojis.
But while it looks like Carrie isn’t too interested in being escorted from the arena for throwing a catfish herself, Underwood certainly has not been shy about her support for the Nashville Predators during their long road to the Stanley Cup.
Carrie Underwood has been extremely vocal about her support for her husband Mike and his Preds teammates, posting a steady stream of supportive tweets and photos across her various social media accounts over the past few weeks.
Underwood’s support for the Nashville team has been so vocal that her thoughts on the game even got the country star in trouble with some hockey fans back in April.
Underwood tweeted her support for the team after they played the St. Louis Blues on April 28, where she wrote that she thought the Blues could “thank the ref for this win.”
Carrie’s tweet got a whole lot of backlash from fans of the opposing team, as some claimed that the “Blown Away” singer was being “petty” by suggesting that St. Louis didn’t deserve to win. The star then deleted her initial tweet and re-uploaded it to her account without her thoughts on the referee.
However, despite the hit back, Carrie certainly hasn’t toned down her Preds support in the weeks that have followed, most recently posting a sweet snap to Instagram showing herself enjoying a game while decked out in Predators gear.
Underwood uploaded the photo from her private box on May 29 that showed her with her mom and a number of friends completely decked out Nashville Predators merchandise while watching Mike and his Preds team mates on the ice.
“We’re here! Let’s go [Preds]!!! #FangFingers #StanleyCup,” Carrie captioned the sweet snap with her family and friends.
Underwood shared a number of photos and videos from another match just days earlier, including another snap that showed the group rocking matching yellow jackets in support of the Preds.
“Golden Girls! #NSHvsANA #PredsPride,” Carrie captioned the image.
What do you think of Carrie Underwood unwavering support for the Nashville Predators? Should she accept the dare and throw a catfish on the ice?
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