It’s obvious to see why the Tampa Bay Lightning are excited for their latest accomplishment, but they seem to have forgotten why they spent three months locked in a Canadian bubble to play hockey.
After their victorious Stanley Cup run, the team returned to their home city to engage in celebrations that would make anybody cringe. On Wednesday, the team organized a boat parade down the Hillsborough River that lured excited fans along the banks, many of whom could be seen not wearing masks or engaging in social distancing.
The below video shows Lightning players completely ignoring COVID-19 guidelines as they pass around the Stanley Cup to fans and allowing them to drink from it.
They also gathered in crowds of mask-less people and poured booze from the top of the trophy into people’s mouths.
At one point, Alex Killorn got on the microphone and shouted out Florida governor Ron DeSantis for opening up bars to allow celebrations to continue.