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Micah Parsons had an awkward moment dropping the puck for the Hershey Bears

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Baseball is known for having a special guest throwing out a ceremonial first pitch that is so bad that it goes viral for years. Hockey has its version of that with the dropping of the puck, and former Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons had one of the all-time worst dropping of the puck moments ever.

Parsons was a special guest of the Hershey Bears, an AHL affiliate of the Washington Capitals, and was asked to drop the puck prior to the start of the game. The carpet was all rolled out for the Harrisburg native and the crowd reacted with a nice ovation for the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year. The Bears even gave Parsons a complimentary custom jersey.

Parsons, however, appeared to be a man on a mission and wasn’t about to waste too much time with the pregame festivities.

Parsons walked out to the end of the rug on the ice and, before a player representative from either team could meet him at center ice, Parsons did what he was asked to do and dropped the puck.

After looking around a little confused, a player skated over and handed the puck back to Parsons so he could properly drop the puck as is custom. It was a bit of an awkward scene, but one Parsons seemed to take in stride.

The Hershey Bears took their Twitter account and apologized for not really explaining what “drop the puck” actually entailed to their guest of honor.

The Penn State football Twitter account chimed in with a reaction of its own…

Don’t think this moment went by unnoticed by other members of the Penn State football family either. Saquon Barkley was among those poking fun at the former Penn State linebacker.

Here’s hoping the next time Parsons is asked to help with the pregame festivities, he’s given a detailed rundown of just what is being asked of him.

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