Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:16 PM
Liberal_in_LA (41,116 posts)
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.
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.
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.
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"
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Racist hockey tweeters are being identified and confronted, standing ovation for hockey player (Original post)
|marshall gaines||Apr 2012||#9|
Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)
Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:05 PM
AnnieBW (6,911 posts)
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.
Response to AnnieBW (Reply #6)
Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:30 PM
marshall gaines (347 posts)
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!
Response to muntrv (Reply #11)
Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:49 PM
alcibiades_mystery (33,362 posts)
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.