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Botched plexiglass replacement leaves some Panthers fans with obstructed view* (pics/vid)

* no view

The maintenance crew at BB&T Center, the home arena of the Florida Panthers, truly experienced a night they certainly would much rather forget during the home team’s game against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

After a wrist shot broke a pane of plexiglass behind Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard, the crew had all sorts of trouble installing a new pane.

Actually, the actual installation wasn’t so bad, it was the fact that the crew could not get the protective cover off the pane of plexiglass. And since the adhesive cardboard — whatever it is — apparently so firmly attached to the pane that it could not be pried off the pane was not see-through, fans seated in the prime and expensive seats behind the net were more or less prevented from actually seeing game action from their seats.

A few more looks at the horribly unfortunate demonstration of fail:

Derp, indeed. What a “pane” in butt, amirite? Hey-ohhh!!!

And when a team routinely packs* fans in the arena like the Panthers did during a game earlier this month, it’s probably not the best idea to develop new and inventive ways in which to deprive fans of seeing the action.

*doesn’t pack