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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:16 PM

Racist hockey tweeters are being identified and confronted, standing ovation for hockey player

Hockey fans finding it hard to hide from racist tweets

Joel Ward of the Washington Capitals became the target of racist tweets after he scored the winning goal against the Boston Bruins during the NHL playoffs. (Joel Auerbach/AFP/Getty Images)

One teen was fired from his job, another apologized over the phone and more are facing discipline from schools for sending racist tweets after Joel Ward’s game-winning goal in the NHL playoffs on Wednesday.

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Carter, who is now a television analyst, tracked down one of the Twitter users to Eastern Connecticut University.

He received an apology over the phone.

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Another teen was fired from his job at a Boston-area deli, the Danvers Patch reported.

The teen wrote on Twitter after the overtime winner, “You guys let the n---er score? #imdone,” the Patch said.

“Please rest assured that the racist comments made (by) a former employee do not reflect the beliefs of the rest of my employees or myself,” the teen’s boss wrote on the company Facebook page.

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For their part, Washington fans greeted Ward today at practice with a standing ovation.


for those who missed it: the racist tweets are here. Most use the "N word"

http://bossip.com/577820/race-matters-boston-bruin-hockey-fans-go-on-racist-n-word-tirade-on-twitter-after-black-washington-capitals-player-scores-winning-goal-video-43081/
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120427/hockey-fans-finding-it-hard-hide-racist-tweets

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Reply Racist hockey tweeters are being identified and confronted, standing ovation for hockey player (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2012 OP
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #1
Swede Apr 2012 #2
JBoy Apr 2012 #3
freshwest Apr 2012 #4
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #8
AsahinaKimi Apr 2012 #5
AnnieBW Apr 2012 #6
marshall gaines Apr 2012 #9
GFRDH-04 Apr 2012 #7
cali Apr 2012 #10
muntrv Apr 2012 #11
alcibiades_mystery Apr 2012 #12
AnnieBW Apr 2012 #13

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:18 PM

1. This Boston Bruins Fan Applauds them

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:24 PM

2. Every team on earth has some racists as fans.

Twitter is like lifting a rock and exposing them.

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Response to Swede (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:26 PM

3. Twitter is more like a bug-zapper light.

Nobody is holding a gun to the heads of these idiots to post their shit.

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Response to JBoy (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:41 PM

4. They're self-destructing. They need to learn and get past this nonsense.

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Response to Swede (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:25 PM

8. Ohhh... I know. But I want to Offset their Attention

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:59 PM

5. So happy these

racist idiots are being exposed publicly.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:05 PM

6. I'm Sure Jackie Robinson Faced the Same Thing

Only worse. But it's hard to believe that crap happens in Boston in 2012.

Twitter is like the national id on display for everyone to see.

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:30 PM

9. fubar

 

this level of racism doesn't surprise me. when it comes to race, AA Prez or not, amerika is fubar. and it comes from boston, probably south boston which is one of he most racist areas in the nation. yes vern i said nation. it is a sad and ludicrous that amerikans hang on to so much racial hate. disgusting!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:08 PM

7. Spam deleted by ScreamingMeemie (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:32 PM

10. good. I hope they all get outed and shamed and fucked over.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:43 PM

11. Did Ward score on Tim "teabagger" Thomas?

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Response to muntrv (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:49 PM

12. That's the ironic thing here

But yes. Ward scored on the guy who refused to go to the White House to meet with Obama.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 12:04 AM

13. Hee!

Hypocrisy, thy name is Tea Party.

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