OT: Racist tweets at hockey player

Discussion in 'UConn Men's Basketball' started by phillionaire, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. phillionaire

    phillionaire Umph lovin' \mm/

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  2. UCHuskies08

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    Gotta love how people have their names attached to it as well.

    No one has ever accused the Boston sports crowd of being intelligent.

    http://chirpstory.com/li/6781

    wow.
     
  3. specialisthusky

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    Ironic how the Bruins were the first team to have a black player in the league, now their fans disgrace them with these tweets. This is just as pathetic as Wayne Simmonds having a banana thrown at him in Ontario during a preseason shootout. Or the same thing happening to the 'canes goalie in 02 i think up in Montreal. It's a shame black players in the NHL still have to endure this kind of garbage.
     
  4. upstater

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    Is it intelligent to take some tweets and ascribe them to a whole city or region?
     
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    OkaForPrez Really Popular Poster

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    Exactly... Its not the same pure hate, but you guys are still generalizing. Just because the idiots who have always existed now have the power of twitter doesn't make them the spokespeople for a city or fanbase. Southtampa bill doesn't speak for uconnfans. Sorry Bill :)
     
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  6. nomar

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    I hate racism.

    What I also hate (less than racism but also significantly) is when peolpe OVERGENERALIZE and STUPIDLY PAINT WITH A BROAD BRUSH.

    Some racists in Boston said something racist so Boston fans are racist? Shut up. And don't say you merely said "some fans" in Boston. We know what you meant.

    Newsflash: racists are in every city. I live in NY. They're here, too.
     
  7. HeGotGame

    HeGotGame Soft and Heartless

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    People who look at a handful of tweets and use it to judge or summarize a city as a whole are as ignorant as the tweeters they are judging.
     
  8. nomar

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    You'd think people would be sensitive to this since some dbag came in here a week ago calling UConn fans clueless because a bunch of Iowa and Kansas fans were saying mean stuff about Oriakhi on Twitter.

    But no.
     
  9. Fishy

    Fishy But I'm trying, Ringo.

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    Ah, no.
     
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  11. ktuck911

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    One of the reasons I've always disliked Boston pro-teams... Hard to like a place where your blatantly shown that you're not liked. But I got admit I respect the up front honesty moreso than somebody that actually feels that way and smiles in your face all the time...
     
  12. UCHuskies08

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    I posted the intelligent part in relation to the people who have their names attached to the whole thing. And Boston sports fans in general. Sorry, just my opinion there (see: overreaction to Red Sox meltdown last year).

    Then, after reading the links in the Huffington Post story, I edited my post with my that chirpstory link, and my reaction to those people. I didn't mean to insinuate every Boston sports fan is a racist, though that wasn't clear from my post.
     
  13. partial

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    Look racism isn't funny unless it's in the privacy of your own home with your friends. Anywhoo, all of us here being sports fans should appreciate the levelheadedness and overall poignant critique of the average fan. To put it another way they're dicks who couldn't muster a witty retort to save their life. I don't know if they are as much racist as just very stupid and petty.
     
  14. Kitaman

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    Guys the OP made a mistake, by generalizing. I mean none of us have ever done the same with uk, dook, cuse or providence fans, right?
     
  15. phillionaire

    phillionaire Umph lovin' \mm/

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    i didn't generalize. i just said that boston has some upstanding fans. i didn't say all boston sports fans are racist.
     
  16. Kitaman

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    Sorry it was a post or two down. He was getting beat up pretty bad, yet I have seen others do it, albeit a less severe topic.
     
  17. Huskymaniac

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    I'm glad other people noticed this too! I'm glad they attached the names, racists should be mocked.
     
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    I'm a huge sports fan. I live in the Boston area and work in Boston. I can honestly say I've never heard anyone use the N word in the 15 years I've been up here. To say Boston is racist based upon a few schmucks on Twitter is beyond irrational.
     
  20. nomar

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    MOST Boston fans are racist? Are you mentally ed? Seriously. Are you mentally ed? Your proof is that (a) some athletes think Boston is racist and (b) your personal anecdotal evidence? Did I get that right?

    I'm not from Boston, never lived there, etc. I do like the Red Sox. So am I a racist by association? Please tell, Mr. Social Scientist.
     
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