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Posted at 12:23 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Fans unleash racial garbage at Joel Ward

(John McDonnell - The Washington Post)
Just when you think sports are about fun and happiness and escaping the real world, along comes the Internet to remind you that no, you’re crazy.

I can’t really repeat much of the racial garbage that was tossed in Ward’s 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.

If you have a stronger stomach than I, you can read some of the horrific comments that have been collected at Capitals Outsider, or at SB Nation, or at Chirpstory, or at Black Sports Online, or I’m sure dozens of other places.

Here are just two of the vile things turned up by Caps Outsider late Wednesday night:

* “The only reason Joel ward is playing hockey is because he got cut from the basketball team in high school #gorilla”
* “Warning to Joel Ward. Your one of three black guys in Canada. I will find you…and I will kill you.”

And those are on the mild side, if you can believe that.

Hard to turn all those smiles into a depressing moment. Well done, awful people. Yuck.

By  |  12:23 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Categories:  Caps | Tags:  Joel Ward

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