Now THIS is a vendetta ride.
After reading about the (second round of) racist Tweets directed at Washington Capitals’ winger Joel Ward recently, I started digging up information on a few of those folks. It didn’t take me very long to discover that someone else had already exposed many of these so-called Caps fans, as well as several Bruins fans before that.
“Ohhaithur,” a distinguished member of online sports forum The Mainboard, or TMB, has been on quite a crusade since April 26th (the day after Ward scored the game-winning goal in OT against the Bruins, which set off the first round of racist Tweets).
Ohhaithur posted on TMB a number of emails to parents, bosses, principals and other school administrators. And amazingly, some of his emails actually got replies and led to some interesting reactions and consequences (the blog Real Life Sports has a nice summary of Ohhaithur’s forum posts).
I don’t know who this person is, but god bless them for doing what he did. And I’m kind of envious, since I haven’t received any responses from the schools I’ve emailed (Ohhaithur hilariously posed as a “concerned parent” or “concerned alumni” in his emails, when in fact it seems he is a 20-something sports fan who has no kids and no affiliation with any of these schools – not sure why I didn’t think of that).