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The Philadelphia Flyers' new mascot looks like Justin Turner's twin

How does one create a mascot? Usually, it involves some dark magic combination of a lovable Muppet, the ooze from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, a couple of giant googly eyes and a book of puns. When the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers looked to create their newest mascot, Gritty,  it was a much easier process: They seemingly based it off Justin Turner. 
Compare. Here is Gritty: 

And here is Justin Turner: 

And here is Gritty as Justin Turner. See a difference? 

Justin Turner agrees:

Between Gritty and Toomgis, the world is filled with Turner's doppelgangers. 

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