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Old May 3rd, 2014, 03:53 AM   #1
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Boston Bruins: Black Player Scored Winning Goal & Becomes Target Of Racist Tweets

What a last 2 weeks this has been

Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling, and now NHL team fans.


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Boston's Shame: Racist Tweets About P.K. Subban a Disgrace






It started after Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban potted a powerplay goal in the first period.
As the Bruins' nemesis celebrated, many took to Twitter to unleash racist remarks against Subban.

Few identified as Bruins fans, which was a relief. But, after the flashy blueliner ripped the game-winner in double overtime, the true scumbags came out of the woodwork.


Of course, many of these tweets were deleted and many of these users backpedaled at the sight of their mentions tabs, but the damage was done.

A small smattering of intolerant fans had already revived the ghastly memory of the Joel Ward fallout of 2012 and, to a greater extent, the racism seen by other athletes (like LeBron James and Richard Sherman) every day on Twitter.
Upon seeing these 140-character epithets, every true Bruins fan hung their head in shame.
If only we could put a lifetime ban on these bigoted loudmouths.


Though many of the outraged tweeters were Bruins fans, the tweets caught fire, and the fandom of thousands was again sullied by the fringe opinions of a few.

Some noted the irony of hurling epithets at Subban when his brother is a prospect in the Boston system.
Of course, this is a logical fallacy.

Regardless of who you cheer for, and who is on that team, this behavior is unacceptable - especially in Boston.
And it's damaging our city's reputation.


Bruins President Cam Neely addressed the outbreak today in a statement to the media, saying "The racist, classless views expressed by an ignorant group of individuals following Thursday's game via digital media are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization."


The ballast was mercifully more contained than the post-Ward shakeup, which is encouraging, but for every imbecile with the gall to tweet their prejudice, there were countless others who dared not. Instead, they gracelessly hurled the "n" word at the TV or texted it to friends. Twitter-shaming the offenders has become a common practice, but it does less to solve the problem than we would've hoped.



The issue isn't that this opinion exists on Twitter - it's that it still exists at all. Though we, as Bostonians, consider ourselves progressive and accepting, the fact that such venomous sentiments still persist is equal parts shameful and alarming. Some of these tweets were perpetrated by people with Bruins players in their avis and "Boston Strong" in their bios.
As Bruins fans, we need to return to the paragon of tolerance we once were when we skated Willie O'Ree, the NHL's first black player, in 1958.

We need to vehemently reject these people and the vile reputation they put on us.



Twice has this cloud fallen on fans of the Spoked B. The fact is that this very noisy minority of fans is doing more to harm the image of honest sports fans than anything in recent memory. As a community, Bruins fans need to stand up against this kind of behavior and let the rest of the hockey world know that there is no place for racism in a black and gold sweater.



source: http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/..._disgrace.html
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:00 AM   #2
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BTW, P.K. Subban little brother plays for Boston Bruins minor league team.
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BTW, P.K. Subban little brother plays for Boston Bruins minor league team.
Not only that, but Bruins forward Jarome Iginla, a black Canadian, tied for the team lead in goals this season with 30.

Not only that, but on January 18, 1958, black Canadian Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier when he was called up from the minors by....wait for it.....the Boston Bruins.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:27 AM   #4
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Not only that, but Bruins forward Jarome Iginla, a black Canadian, tied for the team lead in goals this season with 30.

Not only that, but on January 18, 1958, black Canadian Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier when he was called up from the minors by....wait for it.....the Boston Bruins.
Yeah!! I did not know about these black players but just read in the local websites here.

Makes you wonder sometines, what do blacks have to do the be accepted?
Even the successful ones are not accepted.
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Yeah!! I did not know about these black players but just read in the local websites here.

Makes you wonder sometines, what do blacks have to do the be accepted?
Even the successful ones are not accepted.
Let me get this out of the way first. Tennisbum79 and darrinbaker being civil to each other. OMG, miracles never cease.

Once President Obama was elected the racist flood gates opened and these fools just can't help themselves. For the racist apologist on this board who gets tired of hearing about this type of behavior and blame minorities for speaking out, check your own racist motives first.
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The internet and its offshoots allow every insignificant fool to spout off and be taken seriously by people who should know better.

What person with an ounce of sense doesn't know that there are people who will throw around racist and other slurs every time they get the chance as long as they can hide behind an anonymous screen name?

At the risk of using an overused term, "Haters gon' hate".
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Let me get this out of the way first. Tennisbum79 and darrinbaker being civil to each other. OMG, miracles never cease.
I had not noticed darrinbaker was particuarly rude to me, I just thought he was just being his old sarcastic.
Yes, on occasion, he has thrown some jabs my way, but nothing serious.
But, perhaps you're right, you're gona probably say I was being navive for not having caught it.


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Once President Obama was elected the racist flood gates opened and these fools just can't help themselves. For the racist apologist on this board who gets tired of hearing about this type of behavior and blame minorities for speaking out, check your own racist motives first.
This week clearly shows people are lying when they say it is the behaviour, not the color that makes them "some" black people.

Since his retirement, all Magic Johnson has done is be a good citzen and businessman.
P.K. Subban is one the best on his team, but hokey fans have taken a page out of baseball fans book, when they turned their hate against Hank Aaron who was about to become home run king , passing Babe Ruth.

No, the hoodie is not the problem, it is the color of the skin.
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I had not noticed darrinbaker was particuarly rude to me, I just thought he just being his old sarcastic.
Yes, on occasion, he has thrown some jabs my way, but nothing serious.
But, perhaps you're right, you're gona probably naive I was being for not having caught it.



This week clearly shows people are lying when they say it is the behaviour, not the color that makes them "some" black people.

Since his retirement, all Magic Johnson has done is be a good citzen and businessman.
P.K. Subban is one the best on his team, but hokey fans have taken a page out of baseball fans book, when they turned their hate against Hank Aaron who was about to become home run king , passing Babe Ruth.

No, the hoodie is not the problem, it is the color of the skin.
UGH!!! Tennisbum, where did I say that?
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UGH!!! Tennisbum, where did I say that?
My reading of your first sentence below.

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Let me get this out of the way first. Tennisbum79 and darrinbaker being civil to each other. OMG, miracles never cease
But it is not really a big deal to me.
I know I have nothing against darrinbaker, and I have not felt any hostility from him.
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My reading of your first sentence below.



But it is not really a big deal to me.
I know I have nothing against darrinbaker, and I have not felt any hostility from him.
You read to much into it and perhaps I should have added
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Not only that, but Bruins forward Jarome Iginla, a black Canadian, tied for the team lead in goals this season with 30.

Not only that, but on January 18, 1958, black Canadian Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier when he was called up from the minors by....wait for it.....the Boston Bruins.
maybe they didn't realize iggy is black.

i'm grossly generalizing, but i'm not shocked at all that these racist scum are from boston.

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BTW, P.K. Subban little brother plays for Boston Bruins minor league team.
That's what I don't get: the Bruins drafted PK's little brother and they have freaking Iginla who plays on their team!!! And they have the nerve to make racist tweets?

I want to know what Iginla had to say about this!
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maybe they didn't realize iggy is black.

i'm grossly generalizing, but i'm not shocked at all that these racist scum are from boston.

Sadly, racists are from everywhere, every city. Some are sports fans, some are not. It doesn't matter if the teams they root for have black players or not. They are just simply racists. Plain and simple.
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That's what I don't get: the Bruins drafted PK's little brother and they have freaking Iginla who plays on their team!!! And they have the nerve to make racist tweets?

I want to know what Iginla had to say about this!
Racists are just racists. They don't care. They are cowards. They are insecure. They have to hate people of color in order to feel better about themselves.
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maybe they didn't realize iggy is black.

i'm grossly generalizing, but i'm not shocked at all that these racist scum are from boston.
(Mixed race) Edmonton goalie of the 80's and 90's Grant Fuhr used to get some of that, though mostly from Americans rooting for opposing teams.



If there's ever what some of your compatriots derisively call a Paki in a starring role in hockey, I wonder how the fans up there will react though, eh?
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