Joel Ward Racist Tweets-Bruins Fans Racism After 2012 Caps Game 7
A Small Number of Boston Bruins Fans Wrote Horribly Racist Tweets Directed at Washington Capitals Forward Joel Ward After He Scored a Game 7 Overtime Goal on April 25, 2012
Well, this is ugly. Moments after the Boston Bruins lost their opening round series of the 2012 NHL playoffs to the Washington Capitals, some Bruins fans decided to be racist douchebags. After Joel Ward scored the series-clinching goal in overtime, some Bruins fans ( relatively small number, it should b noted) wrote racist remarks about the Capitals forward, who is African-Canadian.
The comments came fast and furious after the Joel Ward overtime goal.
Here is a list of racist Joel Ward tweets. (Warning: strong language)
Here is another list of racist Joel Ward tweeets. (Warning: strong language)
A parody Alex Semin Twitter defended Joel Ward. He retweeted fans who denounced the racist remarks. One fan noted that most Bruins fans are horrified by such comments. Another noted that the first black player in the NHL (Willie O'Ree) played for the Boston Bruins.
The NHL season was marred by an ugly racial incident earlier in the year. A fan threw a banana at African-Canadian forward Wayne Simmonds during a pre-season game last year.