Watch a leprechaun lure Blackhawks fans to Patrick Sharp's gold (Video)

Sean Leahy
Watch a leprechaun lure Blackhawks fans to Patrick Sharp's gold (Video)

Next Monday is Saint Patrick's Day, the day where my people celebrate the patron saint who brought Christianity to Ireland. The rest of you celebrate by wearing green, drinking Guinness and asking random people to kiss you because you're Irish for the day. (OK, I do all that stuff as well.)

Patrick Sharp recently got in the spirit of things and while teaming up with the Illinois Lottery, had a creepy leprechaun lure Blackhawks fans to the team store to meet the Olympic gold medalist.

If you saw a leprechaun in your city dancing a jig and holding a sign telling you to follow him "to the gold," chances are you'd probably find a nearby police officer or, at the very least, Chris Hansen.

This isn't the first time Sharp has surprised Blackhawks fans. For Valentine's Day, he dressed up as a dog and delivered a gift basket to an unsuspecting fan. We're disappointed he wasn't in the leprechaun suit. Maybe he needs work on his Irish jig?

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