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Fans unleash racial garbage at Joel Ward (Black Hockey Player)
The Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2012 | Dan Steinberg

Posted on 04/26/2012 7:49:12 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Edited on 04/26/2012 7:55:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Just when you think sports are about fun and happiness and escaping the real world, along comes the Internet to remind you that no, youíre crazy.

I canít really repeat much of the racial garbage that was tossed in Wardís direction after he scored that dramatic game-winning goal Wednesday night, but suffice it to say there was a whole lot of vile stuff going on, in multiple platforms, on multiple sites.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigotry; hockey; hugemanatee; joelward; nhl; racism; racistcomments; washingtoncapitals

1 posted on 04/26/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
Massachusetts is one of the most racist states in the USA.
2 posted on 04/26/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: MinorityRepublican

No-class trash come in all colors of the human spectrum. These mooks should be made to get down on all fours and lick the bleacher aisles clean with their own tongues.

BTW, I live in the hometown of Willie O’Ree, the first black player in the NHL. Black Canadians have a long past here, most notably the black Loyalists who came here after the Revolutionary War.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 7:55:00 PM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I wonder if any of these claims by the Washing Compost are true. We all know they lie frequently. They’d love nothing more than to start a true race war leading up to the November erection.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 7:55:38 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 52% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The “tolerant New England liberals” show their true colors.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 7:56:05 PM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Rembrandt

It was all over twitter... Lots of teenage idiot children who have since taken down their accounts and if their parents love them... gotten a good beating.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 7:59:43 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The liberal media is running wild with this story. Trying to paint all Bruins fans as racist - based on about 20 or so tweets from some ignorant high school/college kids.

Interestingly all the accounts are now deleted. Which is weird.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 8:02:44 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: MinorityRepublican

There are A holes everywhere and unfortunately they seem to get all the press. I think most hockey fans are supportive.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 8:05:38 PM PDT by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ironically, Racism is much worse in the North than in the South. I would say hockey brings out some of the worse fans, but that really wasn’t the case in the Thrasher games I went to in Atlanta. I had no problems taking my rather brown son to games. We had a blast.

When I lived in Illinois 20 years ago, my Puerto Rican wife and I faced much more racism than down here. I can’t tell you how many times the manager at the apartment would say something about how open Atlanta must be. I don’t see that as a hateful comment, but as a hopeful one on her part. We were warned several times about a really active KKK group in the little town to the north of us. Very weird and Ironic that the North thinks they are so inclusive and “Democratic”.

Any way, I am really sorry and disappointed to hear about this hockey incident. It is uncalled for and very bad behavior, sportsmanship and representation of humanity.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 8:06:25 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: SeaHawkFan

I see you have been to Southie.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 8:08:10 PM PDT by gusty
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To: FreeAtlanta; MinorityRepublican
I better correct something before my son sees it...

Bigotry... much more bigotry. [the kid is getting too smart and well educated for my own good]

11 posted on 04/26/2012 8:09:37 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Rembrandt
I wonder if any of these claims by the Washing Compost are true

I saw some of them. While there are people that hate people because of their race....there appears to be a large group of people that enjoy "trolling" websites with the intent to inflame readers. Their intention is to make the readers mad, get them in a flame war, or to shock people. Most of them hide under the cloud of anonymity and would never says these things to people's face or even write them if their real name and address were know. It's a reason that a number of sites are now making people post using their facebook.

12 posted on 04/26/2012 8:15:20 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: MinorityRepublican
Ward gets the last laugh. His team won with his OT winner.
13 posted on 04/26/2012 8:18:16 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Oh yeah. We got new champs this year with Boston knocked out.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

You mean like people posting that they are hoping Obama wins a 2nd Term.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 8:24:01 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Darren McCarty

Ward gets the last laugh. His team won with his OT winner.
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I think tagging this as ‘racist’ is just a convenient way to continue to stir the pot.

When the defending champs get beaten in the 7th game, when it comes to Boston for hockey or Philadelphia for most anything, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny or whomsoever scored the winning goal would get booed and the ‘garbage’ thrown.

The fans came prepared.

Like Detroit riots when they win, riots when they lose so one may venture to say they come to riot, win or lose.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 8:25:37 PM PDT by xrmusn (#6/98# Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The South rejects blacks as a group, and accepted as individuals.

In the North blacks are rejected as individuals, and accepted as a group.

Which is kinder?


17 posted on 04/26/2012 8:25:42 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: xrmusn
or Philadelphia for most anything

I can't fault you for ignorance, but can you spare us the gratuitous ignorance?

18 posted on 04/26/2012 8:35:15 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: gaijin; MinorityRepublican
The South rejects blacks as a group, and accepted as individuals.

In the North blacks are rejected as individuals, and accepted as a group.

Which is kinder?

Y'know, I remember hearing that observation as a child...and it kinda stuck with me. There is a certain profound insight to it, I guess.

Then, as an adult, I moved back to the South -- rural central Alabama. And I was struck by how accurate and truly incisive it was.

Further, I'd observe that there is much more social interaction between individual whites and blacks in the South -- and far less racial friction than in the North.

19 posted on 04/26/2012 8:40:13 PM PDT by okie01
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To: xrmusn

that said, you’re right... this is just another subliminal order given in the race war that will be necessary to get obama’s loyalists to actually bother voting november. it’s amazing how obvious these little themes are to the apolitical when you point them out - yet, left alone, they not only fail to notice, but fall for it!


20 posted on 04/26/2012 8:41:07 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

But but but.. Aren’t you right wing Freepers supposed to embrace racism? \sarc


21 posted on 04/26/2012 8:42:13 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: gaijin

First time I’ve seen that assessment and it’s right on. Thanks for the post.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 8:58:43 PM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: All

Stir the pot. Stir the pot. When it boils over everyone gets burned.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 9:17:47 PM PDT by ciaocotc
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To: SeaHawkFan; gusty
In the early 70’s I was on a ship that was undergoing a 2 month upkeep in Boston Naval Shipyard. Seems anywhere you went, especially near the Shipyard was N(word) this and N(word) that. If on a bus, in a restaurant, on the street or wherever, that was normal conversation...NO whispering or talking in a low voice. Seemed the locals went out of their way to say N***er, coon, spade or shine when there was a black person within hearing distance. It was like a taunting challange.

Now, I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and probably don't hear one of those words more than once every month or so.

24 posted on 04/26/2012 9:20:57 PM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

A lot of racist ***holes live in the “deep blue” states. If you’re looking for racism, the “deep blue” states are the first place to look.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 10:31:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

I can’t fault you for ignorance, but can you spare us the gratuitous ignorance
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Oh really?

Guess Philadelphia doesn’t (or didn’t) have a judge and a lockup at the stadium to handle rowdy fans.

Guess they didn’t boo Santa Claus.

Guess they didn’t start a riot when World Series rings were being passed out.

I could go on but it would be like talking to my ex wife.


26 posted on 04/26/2012 11:35:23 PM PDT by xrmusn (#6/98# Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

Go Flyers! Hopefully Simmonds will score the series winner against the Devils! Jagr gratuitously paid back those oh so gracious Penguins fans(aholes)!


27 posted on 04/27/2012 12:40:40 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: gaijin

Fans were yelling ‘Get the white boy out.’

Marcus Jacoby (the only white on the historically black Southern University football team from 1996 to 1998) —

Quote:

“I heard the entire stadium booing me. Fans were yelling ‘Get the white boy out.’””

Mr. Jacoby left the team because of repeated death threats.

[Ira Berkow, Race: “Keeping Score in Louisiana


28 posted on 04/27/2012 1:14:18 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: xrmusn

clearly you don’t know s__t about s__t, let alone context, or the incidents that go unreported elsewhere for fear of journalists actually having to work for a living. or I guess you just think lazy, biased journalism is limited to politics. keep your mouth shut and spare us your ignorance.


29 posted on 05/03/2012 5:15:49 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

one example: new jersey devils fans throwing garbage on the ice as I type... any comments for them, or does it not suit your agenda?


30 posted on 05/03/2012 7:34:02 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

keep your mouth shut and spare us your ignorance
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First off, don’t let your hummingbird arse overload your alligator mouth.

As to ignorance, facts are facts but maybe your Ivy League(?) education didn’t teach you how to do research.


31 posted on 05/03/2012 7:37:35 PM PDT by xrmusn (#6/98# Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: xrmusn

you have an axe to grind and found an excuse to take a gratuitous shot at an entire region and its people. as far as I’m concerned, you’re a classless jackass. people like you make me wish the site had an ignore button. in conclusion, go take a long walk off a short cliff. good day.


32 posted on 05/03/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: Libertarian4Bush

you have an axe to grind
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I have no axe to grind, merely pointed out a fact.
The fact that I consider you a pompous arse has absolutelty no bearing on how I feel about Libertarians in general.
As to ‘ignore button’, there must already be one as I don’t seem to have paid attention to any of your postings - either that or you have said NOTHING that would be of interest to me.
Understand, that while (at this point) I know there are many fine people in the (your) region, I don’t believe I will be able to count you among them.
Take your childish, churlish behavior and put it where the sun doesn’t shine.

/end..


33 posted on 05/04/2012 4:31:48 AM PDT by xrmusn (#6/98# Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: xrmusn

the only thing you pointed out was your own preconceived notion. I’ve drawn the conclusion that you’re a thundering moron. note that I actually have EVIDENCE for my assertion. kindly get stuffed.


34 posted on 05/06/2012 6:27:05 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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