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Lap Dance Halftime Show Gets Boston Lacrosse Team in Trouble

It seems that a lacrosse team in Boston took the idea of spicing the games up a little too far.

Nearly 9,000 fans were stunned when three women competed to give the team's mascot the most impressive lap dance. According to those who attended the game, the Blazers' mascot, Scorch, received lap dances from scantily clad women during the half-time show, USA Today reports.

There was a video on YouTube for a while, but it has since been taken down with a message that reads, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by National Lacrosse League." I guess they decided it wasn't the kind of event they wanted to share with everyone in the world.

But, it seems that the lap dance halftime show worked, as the Blazers won over Edmonton and are now 2-0. The mascot seemed to be having a good time as well. But the President and GM of the team? Not so much. He was in damage control mode:

"The Boston Blazers halftime act for Saturday's game was clearly not executed according to plan. We are extremely disappointed with elements of the halftime show ... We had intended to provide an entertaining and fun halftime environment for our fans and that is not what transpired. [We] value our fans and have taken their feedback very seriously, Blazers President and GM Doug Reffue said in a statement.

Krista Olson, marketing director, could not be reached for comment, the Boston Herald reports. That's probably because she's repeatedly opening and shutting the door to her freezer on her head at the moment.

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