Last night, the Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in overtime of game 7. The Caps’ Joel Ward slammed home the game-winner and has become a household name among hockey fans with his dethroning last years champs. Obviously, his game-winner is joy for Capital fans, but some fans took to Twitter in the most vile and disgusting way possible, unleashing s slew of racist Tweets.
Ward is a Canadian and his parents are from Barbados. The NHL is the least integrated league in all of professional team sports, and what took place last night is not going to help change that. Chirpstory collected the disgusting messages that are mostly filled with NSFW language. If you care to read it, you can venture over to the site and see the ignorant remarks.
It is unknown where all the fans hail from, but most will point the finger at the city of Boston, as it is considered one of the more racist cities in the entire country. Fans were even calling, emailing and tweeting to WEEI this morning with similar racial taunts, claiming to be from Boston. The radio station called them out and released their area codes or their email and Twitter handles to dispel the notion that they were in fact Boston area fans.