NHL Playoffs 2012: Twitter Erupts with Racist Comments After Joel Ward's OT Goal

Shane Darrow@@Pilsbury_BroBoyAnalyst IIApril 26, 2012

After Washington Capitals fourth-liner Joel Ward's unlikely overtime goal Wednesday night in Game 7 against the Boston Bruins, there was yet another ignorant response from hockey fans across the country. The lack of respect honestly makes me sick to my stomach.

Twitter erupted with numerous tweets containing the "n-word," and after the Wayne Simmonds incident that occurred in the preseason, this is something that just can not be tolerated.

Chirpstory.com compiled a list of some of the worst offenders. To view the list click here.

WARNING: Tweets are of explicit nature.

Related

    Devante Smith-Pelly: Fans' Racial Taunts 'Disgusting'

    Washington Capitals logo
    Washington Capitals

    Devante Smith-Pelly: Fans' Racial Taunts 'Disgusting'

    Tyler Conway
    via Bleacher Report

    The Capitals Must Act Fast to Save Their Season

    Washington Capitals logo
    Washington Capitals

    The Capitals Must Act Fast to Save Their Season

    Bradley Davis
    via Capitals Outsider

    Fans Ejected for Racial Taunts Against Caps' Devante Smith-Pelly

    Washington Capitals logo
    Washington Capitals

    Fans Ejected for Racial Taunts Against Caps' Devante Smith-Pelly

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Landeskog Says Avalanche Good Enough to Make Playoffs

    NHL logo
    NHL

    Landeskog Says Avalanche Good Enough to Make Playoffs

    NHL.com
    via NHL.com