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Toronto fan mocks 'Boston Strong' during game

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08:06 PM ET 05.07 | In the weeks and soon to be month after the tragic Boston bombings, there has been a slogan rolling around Boston that has people in the community unified. "Boston Strong" has been a rallying cry of strength, healing and endurance that has embodied everything Bostonians are all about. But during Game 3 of the Bruins' series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, that slogan which represents so much more than a hockey game was mocked, and while it wasn't malicious, it's still rubbing people the wrong way. WEEI in Boston managed to get a picture of the Leafs fan's sign and posted it on their Facebook page Monday night. Needless to say, they weren't happy about it and neither were other Bostonians. Sports are an escape from events like the one that occurred in Boston and whether you were trying to be funny or not, tragic events aren't something to use as trash talk fodder, even in hockey.

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Toronto Maple Leafs fans, AP Photo/J Pat Carter Toronto Maple Leafs fans, AP Photo/J Pat Carter
May 7, 2013  11:54 PM ET

The stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me

May 7, 2013  11:58 PM ET

No, it wasn't malicious, it was just incredibly dumb. Why do I get the feeling the guy who made the sign still doesn't get it?

May 8, 2013  12:07 AM ET

...tragic events aren't something to use as trash talk fodder, even in hockey.



Not true...there were some tragic events in rinks across North America tonight that will most definitely be used as trash talk.

As for the sign/maker...there's one in every crowd!

May 8, 2013  12:09 AM ET

...tragic events aren't something to use as trash talk fodder, even in hockey.


Not true...there were some tragic events in arenas across North America tonight that will most definitely be used as trash talk.

As for the sign/maker...there's one in every crowd!

May 8, 2013  12:12 AM ET

Whiffed on the above just like Peter Budaj and MA Fleury...

May 8, 2013  12:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

No, it wasn't malicious, it was just incredibly dumb. Why do I get the feeling the guy who made the sign still doesn't get it?

You are probably spot on.

May 8, 2013  01:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

You are probably spot on.

That was probably a good stand on that.

May 8, 2013  01:24 AM ET

Hey, it is Tort-o-no - after all - clASSy place - just look at all the cons and future cons they keep electing. From the blink of E-rimination?? Long Hong Coover two nights, Turdrunto toe morrow, et Mound Royale thee die afta. Squattawa - B-ruins would even be more fun than the Sans - Pingus. Go Slanders !

May 8, 2013  01:26 AM ET

Stephan Harper is from there, you know.

May 8, 2013  01:32 AM ET

Still, it isn't anywhere as bad as Habs fans booing the Star Spangled Banner before a B's playoff game.

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May 8, 2013  05:13 AM ET

There's always one idiot in every crowd. Can't blame TO in general for one moron. Lord knows we have a few of them here.

Gotta love the ole chant breaking out in the second period last night. How did that work out for you, Habs fans? Got one word for you...FORE!

May 8, 2013  06:53 AM ET

Classless move by a classless jerk..........

I hope he never goes through a tradgedy like the one in Boston......

He owes the city of Boston an apology...............

May 8, 2013  06:53 AM ET
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Classless move by a classless jerk..........I hope he never goes through a tradgedy like the one in Boston......He owes the city of Boston an apology...............

tragedy

May 8, 2013  07:15 AM ET
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There's always one idiot in every crowd. Can't blame TO in general for one moron. Lord knows we have a few of them here.

YES....you can't blame all of Toronto for one idiot...every sports city has some of these morons.
I always feel bad for fans in Philly and Oakland...seems like they all get lumped into the "moron" group just because of a few idiots.
And like was said above...the guy probably still doesn't get it.

May 8, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Yet no mention of the rest of the crowd singing the US anthem and giving it a loud ovation?

May 8, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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There's always one idiot in every crowd. Can't blame TO in general for one moron. Lord knows we have a few of them here.

Good point. One idiot does not define a city or a fanbase.

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