The Daily Dot, “Is Gritty good for the left?”

Last weekend’s alt-right rally in Philadelphia ended as most fascist rallies thankfully do in America in 2018. Members of the alt-right were vastly outnumbered by antifa, and the event ended without the loss of life that marked Charlottesville.

Perhaps because there wasn’t much to report from the rally, the discourse around the event on Twitter quickly turned to a familiar place for online leftists: Gritty.

Gritty, a delightfully crazy looking monster, was introduced to an adoring public as the new Philadelphia Flyers mascot in September and, by October, the left-wing internet had fallen so deeply in love with it that several outlets gleefully declared “Gritty is antifa now.”
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