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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 06:22 AM

Hockey playoffs: Joel Ward's game-winner for Capitals unleashes racist tweets

The Capitals ousted the defending champion Bruins when Joel Ward scored in overtime of a 2-1 Game 7 victory. Every game was decided by one goal and four went into overtime.

Unfortunately Ward's goal also unleashed a barrage of tweets that were as vile as they were racist.

Ward is a Canadian whose parents are from Barbados.

Chirpstory.com collected the offensive tweets, almost all which used NSFW language and heavy use of racist terms. (Thanks to Black Sports Online for the assist)

more: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/04/joel-wards-game-winner-for-capitals-unleashes-racist-tweets/1

If you must read the vile its here: http://chirpstory.com/li/6781

I went there and read a couple. Its not worth the effort. Its the typical ignorant racist type comments.

FYI.. racism is alive and well in America.




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Reply Hockey playoffs: Joel Ward's game-winner for Capitals unleashes racist tweets (Original post)
DCBob Apr 2012 OP
RockaFowler Apr 2012 #1
DCBob Apr 2012 #2
laundry_queen Apr 2012 #20
DCBob Apr 2012 #26
laundry_queen Apr 2012 #28
geckosfeet Apr 2012 #3
aaaaaa5a Apr 2012 #8
TheCowsCameHome Apr 2012 #9
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #21
peacebird Apr 2012 #11
aaaaaa5a Apr 2012 #12
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #22
malaise Apr 2012 #4
AsahinaKimi Apr 2012 #5
aaaaaa5a Apr 2012 #6
DCBob Apr 2012 #10
badtoworse Apr 2012 #7
leftynyc Apr 2012 #23
badtoworse Apr 2012 #29
leftynyc Apr 2012 #30
Baclava Apr 2012 #13
a la izquierda Apr 2012 #14
Lucy Goosey Apr 2012 #18
a la izquierda Apr 2012 #15
NoGOPZone Apr 2012 #16
Bake Apr 2012 #17
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #19
devilgrrl Apr 2012 #25
truebrit71 Apr 2012 #24
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #27

Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 06:32 AM

1. I think I want to cry

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 06:44 AM

2. Hockey fans tend to be rowdy and obscene no matter what the situation.

a bit like soccer fans in some parts of Europe. Also, there are very few black players in the NHL. I guess that tends to bring out the racism even more.

It is sad and ruined the great feeling I had after the big win last night. I am a Caps fan.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:09 AM

20. Been around hockey all my life

this is not normal behavior, nor are hockey fans 'rowdy and obscene' compared to other sports in the US. And I've never met an openly racist fan before. I'm sure they are there, but I have never encountered one, and I basically grew up in a hockey arena.

Load. of. Crap.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:02 PM

26. Sorry. didnt mean to offend. Im a hockey fan all my life too.

I guess that comment was a bit over-the-top but compared to other sports like baseball, hockey fans tend to be more rowdy/obscene. At least that has been my experience.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #26)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 03:04 PM

28. Maybe our local NHL team just has quiet fans

My first Major League baseball game (that I went to, incidentally, because we were travelling in the US with my brother's elite hockey team) I was surprised at the rowdiness of the fans compared with NHL games. At the time my dad told me it was because of booze (which wasn't allowed at our NHL facility at the time) but now there's booze in our NHL building and it IS rowdier, still not as bad as that baseball game was (the Twins vs Brewers). So my experience was different.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 06:53 AM

3. Boston fans no doubt.

There is still a racist streak a mile wide. Not quite as openly tolerated as in some areas of the country, but it's there.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:14 AM

8. To make it even more interesting.

He scored the goal on Tim Thomas. I think he was the player that refused to attend the White House ceremony honoring the Hockey champions last year because he was against Obama.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:20 AM

9. They're pissed because their teabagger darling goalie blew it.

TS, Bruins.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:11 AM

21. that's most likely it...

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:36 AM

11. Sweet! Thanks for that little bit, PERFECT ending! After Caps fans started series with Obama photos

Everywhere, this ending is PICTURE PERFECT!

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Response to peacebird (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:47 AM

12. Agreed.














Tim Thomas taunted by fans during the Washington/Boston series.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:23 AM

22. There was another great sign that said

"I totally used taxpayer $$$$ to print this!!"

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 06:54 AM

4. This is truly disgusting

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 07:08 AM

5. Amazing ignorance

Have to just shake my head at the racism in this country. Truly pathetic..

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:07 AM

6. Go Capitals!


Joel Ward on the ice for the Washington Capitals for game 7 of the NHL playoffs.




Joel Ward greeted by teammates after scoring the winning goal.





Its a celebration! Joel Ward scores the winning goal on a clutch move in overtime of game 7 to defeat the defending world champion Boston Bruins!

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:21 AM

10. Here's another good one.

?

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:11 AM

7. It's been said you need a degree in Proctology to understand a Ranger fan

As a lifelong fan, I tend to agree.

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:32 AM

23. Another Ranger fan here

Have my fingers and toes crossed that they don't blow a great season tonight.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:16 PM

29. Great game tonight!

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #29)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:55 AM

30. It sure was!!!

And I'm suffering for it this morning - got only about 2 hours sleep. Had to watch all the post game hooplah and then I realized I had never really watched a NFL draft. Knicks won also. Glad it's Friday.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 09:16 AM

13. Perfect ending - Suck it Boston, you fucking losers

One and done, Rangers should be next to go down

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Response to Baclava (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 09:47 AM

14. Ummm, no.

But thanks for getting rid of the Bruins for us

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Response to Baclava (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:30 AM

18. Indeed - Go Sens Go!

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 09:50 AM

15. Yikes. Reading those tweets made my skin crawl.

That is just wrong. Damn wrong.
What an abomination.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:07 AM

16. Obama should invite him to the White House

Really make their heads explode

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:11 AM

17. Another reason to not give a sh*t about hockey.

And if I want to see a fight, I'll watch boxing.

Bake

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:33 AM

19. Whatever came of the incident where Joel Ward called an opposing player...

A F**g*t?

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:38 AM

24. I just become a Washington Capitals fan...

....and DOUBLE-FUCK the Bruins and their tea-bagging goalie...

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:22 PM

27. Tim Thomas' teabagger friends.

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