Capitals fans taunted Tim Thomas with President Obama signs, the latest instance of politics intersecting with sports.
April 16, 2012Washington Capitals fans hold up a photo of President Obama and signs to taunt Bruins goalie Tim Thomas during warmups before game 3 of the NHL playoffs on Monday. Thomas boycotted defending Stanley Cup champion Boston's trip to the White House in January because he said the government had "grown out of control."Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post
Boston Bruins goalie, in a statement on Facebook, says his decision not to join teammates in celebrating Stanley Cup win “was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country.”