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Why Did Thieves Steal The Windsor Spitfires’ Cardboard Cutout?

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016, 2:05pm

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Why did thieves steal a Windsor Spitfires cardboard cutout?

That’s the question team management are trying to find an answer to after the Spits’ 8-3 win over the London Knights, Saturday.

Team officials say four seemingly overjoyed fans were observed fleeing the WFCU Centre with the club’s new concourse attraction – a novelty, graphic cut-out recently created to allow fans to take a keepsake photo while enjoying a game.

Longtime game night staffer Marty Kerester said he saw the men leaving with with the cutout.

“I was walking out of the arena and saw these four guys with it,” Kerester said. “And I said to them ‘you know there’s cameras out here, don’t you?’”

The cutout is described as approximately five-feet tall and, most noticeably, headless, with a slightly hunched posture and a Spitfires jersey with the #7 on it.

Spitfires Coordinator of Fan Development Nathan Sellon says the club is taking measures to ensure the 7th Man’s return.

“We’re offering a reward to anyone who provides information on his whereabouts that leads to his recovery,” he said, adding any tips can be posted on the team’s official facebook page, via Twitter @SpitsHockey and in the feedback section of WindsorSpitfires.com.

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