The Syracuse Crunch, an upstate New York minor league hockey team, is going to great lengths to support pop star Britney Spears, who in recent weeks has been the focus of “negative publicity surrounding late-night partying, a very short stint in rehab, being photographed without wearing any underwear and a new shaved look,” according the team's Web site.
“In a show of support the Crunch is offering any woman that comes to the War Memorial Box Office with a shaved head a free ticket to the club’s February 24 game against the Manitoba Moose,” the site declares.
The New York team also offered to pay all of Spears' expenses if she would come to Syracuse to watch them play. Team president and CEO Howard Dolgon issued his invitation on the Web site.
“The team and community want to provide Britney Spears with a stress-free environment and the chance to experience a high level of hockey,” Dolgon said. “In addition to being 3,000 miles away from Hollywood, Syracuse is light years away from that pretentious environment.”
The big promise came at the end of the offer.
“There won’t be paparazzi within 100 miles.”
If Spears accepts the Crunch’s invitation, the team's front office staff has promised to shave their own heads in solidarity.