Skip to comments.Social Media Around Game 7 is Tainted by Racism
Posted on 04/26/2012 8:00:32 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Earlier today, I said that Caps fans really can have an impact on the players they support when they tweet. While its not the case (I hope) that players are reading through their Twitter feeds between periods, its definitely true in the broader sense that social media has brought fans closer than ever to their teams, increasing the visibility fans, players, team staff and media have to one another.
And Caps fans were wildly active on Twitter in the minutes after tonights win. It was what I planned to write about messages of congratulations, excitement for the next round. Messages in support of game winning goal scorer Joel Ward.
The tweets about tonights game came by the hundreds, not just from DC but from all over the US and Canada, and Joel Wards name quickly became a trending topic. But it didnt require digging much deeper to see that many messages about Ward were fraught with racism.
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What a dilemma they face in the fall. Vote the way their mamma, daddy and union boss does and pretend not to be racist or vote for Romney or not vote or have an honest deep introspection and figure out how to vote for the good of the nation.
I sure am happy that I was raised well and follow the light as best I can.
Are they racist (racial superiority) or bigots (just have something against people who don't look like them) or just haters who are looking to insult the other team? I keep mixing bigotry and racism. My son is trying to break my habit. :-)
I saw the goal; Ward (and the whole play) were perfect. In the after-game interview, he comes off as a nice man. The real reason that there are so few minority players in the north-american based NHL is because of the players from Europe, not racism in the U.S. Hockey was my only school sport, Red Wings my favorites.
I think it’s a reflection of the rather extreme provincialism of Bostonians, too. The people of the Boston metro area are very xenophobic in their love of sports, and the only teams they seem to care about are the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins and just slightly lesser the Patriots.