So, there's this problem with Twitter, the Internet and unfiltered thoughts. It leads to some stupidity -- Stone Age stupidity -- in moments of emotion. And when a black man scores a game-winning goal in Game 7 of an NHL playoff series? You know what's coming.
Language warning and disclaimer go here. And we're off.
Joel ward you fucking nigger you suck 6 goals all season you fucking plug nigger bitch— Charlie Cobb (@Skoal_Banditt) April 26, 2012
Joel Ward is the first nigger to score in game 7 overtime— Chase Coulson (@K1NGOFCRAZY) April 26, 2012
Well prime example of the nigger rule from NHL 12. Fuck you Joel ward— Zach Silva™ (@ZachSilva2) April 26, 2012
Joel ward is a fuckin nigger #FuckYou— shea flanagan (@sheaflanagan3) April 26, 2012
Ahem, that's a #your, as well.
There are more. In fact, there are a lot more. They can be found right over here. Read 'em if you want to remind yourself how terrible society can be.
I still can't believe people will resort to racial slurs, death threats and other nasty things over a game. One more time: A game. Not the end of the world, not a serious life issue ... a game. And game or not, this shit isn't acceptable -- no matter the time or place.
But hey, I'm sure these fine upstanding citizens will go on to great successes. Or something like that.