Fans let loose with racist comments after Bruins loss
BOSTON (WHDH) -- With one quick goal, the Bruins’ season and quest for another Stanley Cup came up short.
The Caps beat the Bruins in sudden death and the reign of Boston came to an end.
The star of the show for Washington: Forward Joel Ward. He scored the winning goal. And now, Ward has become the target of some racist remarks on Twitter posted by a few upset Bruins fans.
“That's kind of childish. You know? It’s just a game. I’m a big fan, but that’s just kind of ridiculous that you’d go racist over a hockey game,” said one Bruins fan.
“There’s really no need. It’s supposed to be a professional game. There should be no need for that. I’ve seen a lot of crazy things in this world some people even surprise you even today,” said Jose Rivera, a Bruins fan.
The Bruins are condemning the comments:
"The Bruins are very disappointed by the racist comments that were made following the game last night. These classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization."
The NHL agrees.
"The racially charged comments distributed via digital media following last night’s game were ignorant and unacceptable. The people responsible for these comments have no place associating themselves with our game."
The owner of the Washington Capitals even posted on his blog saying in part that the team is "…outraged by those individuals who expressed such ignorant comments. We find such comments to be totally unacceptable."
Ward called into a radio station on Thursday to discuss the comments. He said in part, “There is no place for racism but it rubs off my shoulders. Not a big deal for me.”
Here's a look at Ward's goal: