Capitals Joel Ward Scores Game 7 Overtime Winner – Bruins Fans Unleash N-Word Barrage on Twitter

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The NHL is the least racially integrated of the four major American sports. If you need proof of this, you just need to see the reaction on Twitter as Washington Capitals Winger Joel Ward scored the game winning goal in overtime to oust the defending champion Boston Bruins.

Chirpstory.com collects Tweets on trending topics to tell a story with only the tweets. The story these tweets tell is that there is a whole hell of a lot of racist Boston Bruins fans. Of course this is not representative of Boston fans or of hockey fans in general, but it is scary that these people so easily put their racist feelings out there.

Here is just a sampling, for the full list click here

And my personal favorite, this guy must have Tourettes

Whether its racist crap like this or death threats against athletes (like Kyle Williams of the San Francisco 49ers) we see that sometimes sports fanaticism and assumed anonymity can be a very dangerous combination.

Although I wonder, what percentage of the people above would sing a different tune if asked to their face.

Here is video of the goal and celebration, since those racists f*ckwits probably aren’t visiting this site anyway.

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  1. I love how many of those hate comments have grammatical and spelling errors. It’s hard to take someone seriously about hating on another culture when they can’t even learn their own fucking language.

  2. As a white guy and a sports fan from the DC area, I couldn’t be happier to see Ward get this goal. He and his linemates worked their asses off this whole series and are a HUGE part of why they won even if they weren’t putting a lot of points on the board.

    Moments like these make me wish I could somehow blot all this hatred up and keep it from tearing at people. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to read these messages from a black person’s point of view, I just know that it should never be this way. We should be celebrating one of the greatest playoff series of all time and instead we get the spewing of filth like this.

    Well, to hell with that (literally if possible). Let’s start pushing the flow back the other way.

    Congratulations to Joel Ward, the Washington Capitals, and to the Boston Bruins for creating an all-time classic series. I like other people of all races and creeds and orientations. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE.

    • Let me tell you Ned. I’m black and I moved to the DC area BECAUSE of Bostons acute racism. This was not surprise to me. I still commend my dad rest his soul for being brave enough to take his young son to any Boston sporting event. It’s a CONSTANT thing people of color deal with in Boston and it RUINS sports. When they are not being jerks to people of color they are still some of the most ill behaved people I’ve EVER encountered and yes..I’m counting Eagles fans in that. When I was a kid the town of Weston, Mass famously circulated a petition to keep Bill from buying a home there. Think about that. 12 Championships he gave that town. Bill is on record calling Boston “A flea market for racism”.

      I’m not a big hockey fan but I’m happy for the Capitals and Joel Ward. I’m also happy that Boston prejudice is now documented on Twitter and Facebook so that they can no longer deny the stench that is Boston racism.

      • You seem a little overdramatic TBlack. And also stuck in the 60s. Oh and your story is wrong.

        Your comment about the town of Weston is actually the story of the town of Reading. A SMALL GROUP of people petitioned against Bill Russell living in Reading. And last night a SMALL GROUP of people dropped the N word on Twitter.

        You’re happy that Boston prejudice is “documented on Twitter and Facebook”?? Really? That means a lot to you? The Twitter posts have been deleted and if people are using Facebook for documentation then they have real issues.

        I’m also black and have lived in Boston my whole life. I’ve never dealt with anything while going to a sporting event. And therefore nothing has ever been ruined. Of course I’ve dealt with shit but there are idiots everywhere. White, Black and Brown.

        Obviously Bill Russell and many others were treated beyond wrong back in the day. And yes this shit still exists. But you make it seem like they’re burning crosses on the Boston Common. You’re insulting Russell and your dad by making it seem like it’s prevelant.

    • I agree with you, BigNed, all the way through.

      Charles, you don’t have any idea of what racism is if you think that people “innocently” use racist language, and then can blithely walk away from it as if it means nothing. That is a kind of patent indifference to other human beings that is repugnant to decent peoples’ sensibilities. And people who know people who behave like that are as guilty of reprehensible behavior as those who do it if they don’t tell them that it is wrong and unacceptable.

  3. Personally, I think it’s great to see a black player scoring a crucial goal that will get a lot of airplay, in a market with a large black population.
    Hopefully, it will create more interest for the game of hockey among back DC residents.

    This being said, I do think that Mike Knuble interfered with Thomas on Ward’ goal.

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