“Boston Strong” emerged as a motto for a city shaken by the terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon. You may recall seeing that ribbon projected onto the ice during the incredible mass-singing of the Star-Spangled Banner before the 4/17 Bruins/Sabres game or hanging around while David Ortiz declared Boston “our f**king city.” It’s not about politics, and it’s especially not about sports … it’s about coming together and soldiering through any adversity forced upon you by the sickest people in the world, because you’re strong, and that’s all you can be.
I reiterate, it is not about sports.
Canada did not get that memo. Please direct your attention to Monday’s NHL Easter Conference quarterfinals game 3 between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs, wherein a Leafs fan though it would be totally kosher to bring a Boston Strong parody sign. Again, just so I can make sure I’m typing this correctly, a hockey fan thought it would be awesome to make a parody ribbon and announce that “liking the Toronto Maple Leafs” is stronger than “rebuilding your city after an act of terror.”
Here you go:
The good news is that it’s not “Canada” as much as it’s this one asshole. Look at the people sitting around him, they know the photographer’s taking that shot because he can’t wait to put it on the Internet and berate this dip until he’s a skeleton. I wanted to say this was the Darwin Fish of sports signs, but it’s so much worse than that … this is the “Jesus fish eating the Darwin fish” of sports signs. Don’t do it.
Toronto lost the game 5-2 and are now down in the series 2-1. It is this guy’s fault.
[h/t and picture via It’s Always Sunny In Detroit]