Just minutes after Washington Capitals Forward Joel Ward made the winning goal in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup semi-finals, some disgruntled fans posted racial slurs against the player on Twitter, according to Boston.com.
We all love our sports teams, especially in New England with the recent wins of the Stanley Cup by the Boston Bruins, the countless Super Bowl wins by the New England Patriots and the World Series wins by the Boston Red Sox in the last decade, but did these fans take it too far?
Do you think it was just one or two fans angry over the loss or is this something more serious and a sign that our culture is still battling racial divides?
Joel Ward has taken the high road and says that the racial slurs don't bother him, but the Boston Bruins organization made a point of apologizing for the incident.
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