First, the bad news: Capitals winger Joel Ward has been hit with another flurry of racist Tweets.
The good news: I get to do more racist profiling, and this time it seems the Tweeters aren’t Bruins fans or Bostonians.
More bad news: it appears many of the racist Tweeters in this case are actually Caps fans.
To recap, Ward committed a bad penalty – his first penalty, reportedly, since February – at the end of regulation during Game 5 against the Rangers Tuesday night. The ensuing Rangers power play produced the winning goal and a 3-2 loss for the Capitals.
To be sure, it was a BAD penalty; Ward basically wacked a Rangers player in the face while jockeying for position after a faceoff, and he cut the guy’s mouth open. So I can understand people getting upset, and he certainly deserves some criticism for a boneheaded play.
But good lord, it’s got nothing to do with race, so don’t use the “N” word like these turds did.
On one hand, it’s good to see that racist hockey fans aren’t concentrated in the Boston or New England area. On the other hand, I feel compelled to point out the volume of racist Tweets following Game 5 is significantly smaller than what occurred after Game 7 against the Bruins (see Meet The Racist Bruins Fans Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 for more). So there you have it.
This poor guy….I mean, he’s been the epitome of class and dignity given what’s happened over the last few weeks. And this is the treatment he gets?
I’m not going to take this opportunity to gloat and turn this against all the Capitals’ fans who bashed Boston and Bruins Nation for those awful Game 7 Tweets. Because quite frankly, we deserved it, and the true Caps fans out there don’t need me to give them grief.
No, I’m taking this opportunity to gear up for another Vendetta Ride.
Because i can’t stand fucking racists. And because Joel Ward deserves my support.