Hockey Fans Haven’t Learned, Bombard Joel Ward with N-Word Tweets After Caps Loss

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Make no mistake about it Joel Ward committed a dumb penalty.  The Capitals had a  golden opportunity to take control of the series, but Ward’s double minor with 22 seconds left allowed the Rangers to tie the game and then win it early in OT.

Ward deserves to be criticized, fans have a right to be upset, but what Ward doesn’t deserve is this.


Considering that happened before (Capitals Joel Ward Scores Game 7 Overtime Winner – Bruins Fans Unleash N-Word Barrage on Twitter) you would think that Hockey fans would have learned their lesson.

Unfortunately they have not.

I want to believe it is only a small % of fans that feel this way, but that small % is making it look bad for the majority. I am not mad as much as I am sad for the state of our society.

There is nothing wrong with Joel Ward being embraced for being an African-Canadian playing in the NHL, that is something that shouldn’t be ignored, but once he hits the ice he is just a player like everyone else.

If he scores a game winning goal or makes a crucial mistake, judge him on that.

Don’t judge him differently just because his color is the opposite of it.

Tweets courtesy of Chirpstory

6 COMMENTS

  1. Why do you continue giving these trolls the attention that they crave? They’re not real hockey fans, they’re just attention whores who won’t go away because sites like this continue to make an issue out of it.

  2. This is exactly what I was talking about when I emailed you. This is a sad country we live in. What is even scarier, if someone wanted to, they could obviously find out all of the information of these Twitter posters. Which would lead to more problems. People need to grow up.

  3. That people said stupid racist stuff is sad and wrong. I’m a Caps fan and I don’t want the stupidity of Ward’s play to be lost in the twiiter-hubbub. Regardless of race, religion, orientation, nationality, taking a 4-minute penalty with 20 seconds left in a playoff game is just stupid. Ward cost his team the game. Quoting him: “I cost us the game with a terrible play,” Ward said.

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