'House of Cards' star dons 'Spacey Facey' at Panthers game

Published Mar. 20, 2016 11:28 a.m. ET

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) On a night that the Florida Panthers handed out cardboard cutouts of actor Keven Spacey's face, the ''House of Cards'' star surprised fans by taking off his ''Spacey Facey'' mask as the videoboard camera panned around the stands.

The Academy Award-winning actor attended the game Saturday night in support of the Panthers, wearing a sweatshirt showing an image of his face.

It started as a joke a few months ago, when the Panthers issued a blue sweatshirt with ''Spacey In Space'' - his face floating in outer space - to the star of each winning game.

Unfortunately for the Panthers, they didn't get a chance to award the hoodie Saturday night after their loss to Detroit. Spacey visited briefly with the Panthers players in their locker room after the game.