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Old 04-27-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Is London, Ontario a bunch of racists since someone there threw a banana on the ice at Wayne Simmonds?
Someone in Montreal did that to Steve Weekes years ago.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Don't get your knickers all bunched up. I did put "Hockey fans" in the subject. I know this is not a reflection on the city overall. I really like the city of Boston and love visiting. Unfortunately the tweets are/will be associated with the Bruins which is not fair. The tweets were pretty racist. BTW. Not a Caps fan here.
Bolded emphasis mine. But in your initial post you state, But all of Boston should be embarrassed over these morons.

Why should I be embarrassed over the tweets of a few morons, most of which aren't from Boston and were just running their mouth on social media sites? If Bostonians should be embarrassed over this, then I think everyone should be embarrassed due to the actions of their neighbors, including yourself. Is everyone from Virginia a murderer because of the Yeardley Love killing at UVA?
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: JP, MA
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Why judging a fan base based on the racists makes you no better than them

Allowing your opinion of any social group to be shaped by the members of that group that you encounter is a one-way ticket to bigotville. Much of prejudice is the result of broad, unthinking generalizations.

People need to be judged on an individual basis, not based on what minority or special interest group they belong to, and if you can't do that, you're really no better than the people about whom Joel Ward is now forced to answer questions for the rest of the day.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I would give this topic a lot more credit if these racist comments were coming from people, especially locals, at the Garden or local bars. But no, they're just tweets from anonymous people (who most likely aren't even from Boston, let alone hockey fans). Twitter is fast becoming a bastion for the ignorant and racist and I stopped paying any attention to the fools spouting off nonsense on that site long ago in much the same way I stopped paying much attention to the comments section of most online news sites.

I see ZERO reason why anyone from Boston need to be embarrassed by these comments.

Thread fail.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Maine at last
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Boston has had sports here for many many years and we are always gracious, not poor losers.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Ok. I admit, I screwed up. I should have done a better job at clarifying what I was trying to say. I fully admit that Boston IS a classy city and one I truly love to visit. I visit friends in Portsmouth, NH frequently and I always make them take me to Boston. These tweets were from the fans of the Bruins but it certainly is not a reflection on the city itself. Mea culpa.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:09 AM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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While disappointing, I honestly don't think it that much of an offense for ANYONE to use the N word. Black people use it all of the time, so why can't people of other skin tones? Aren't we all of one race anyway? Blacks don't own the N word. And unless they stop using it and buying black "music" with the N word in it, then they should expect to have other people use it casually also.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:59 AM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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Way to stay classy Boston (Hockey fans)
BTW... I've found that rabid professional sports fans are NOT classy people, not in the least, and that is true of rabid professional sports fans all over the WORLD. And they tend to be very drunk by the end of the games and then to be resorting to juvenile/grade school behaviour.

And what about World Cup soccer fans calling the African soccer teams "monkeys"?
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:15 AM
Status: "Driving too much" (set 12 days ago)
 
Location: Commiewealth of Mass.
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BTW... I've found that rabid professional sports fans are NOT classy people, not in the least, and that is true of rabid professional sports fans all over the WORLD. And they tend to be very drunk by the end of the games and then to be resorting to juvenile/grade school behaviour.

And what about World Cup soccer fans calling the African soccer teams "monkeys"?
Jeez, now we're all classless drunks, too? I give up.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:27 AM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
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Jeez, now we're all classless drunks, too? I give up.
So are you saying that when you watch your sports games, you and your friends NEVER ever drink alcoholic beverages during the whole game? What about on Super Bowl Sunday? Is the proliferation of the many sports bars in Boston just an anomaly? Beer and watching sports games is a classic and common combination like bread and butter or peanut butter and jelly on a sandwich. Geesh.
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