Sochi Bear Mascot Taunts U.S. Hockey Team During Olympic Loss to Finland

Saturday February 22nd, 2014

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Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for Team USA, the damn bear had to chime in.

After a heartbreaking loss to Canada on Friday, the Americans were destroyed by Finland in the bronze medal game -- but that might not have been the worst part.

As the Americans sat dejected on their bench, the nightmarish Sochi polar bear mascot decided he'd have a little fun at the expense of Team USA.

The mascot climbed a railing behind the U.S. bench and could be seen harassing the team as they waited for the final horn to sound. He then made his way across the rink to celebrate Finland's victory.
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