Joel Ward, an Afro-Canadian ice hockey player for the Washington Capitals, who is of Barbadian parentage, was subjected to racial slurs on Twitter after he scored the winning goal in overtime of the decisive seventh game against the defending champion Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League playoffs. Written by Matthew Hunte...
Washington Capitals players tapped the ice with sticks when Joel Ward skated onto the rink for practice Friday, and some fans rose for a standing ovation in support of the player whose series-winning goal was greeted with a racial outburst on Twitter.
In 1958, winger Willie O'Ree became the first African American athlete to play in the NHL. Which team was responsible for breaking the color barrier? The Boston Bruins.
The obscenely racist tweets aimed at Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward is the most disgusting behavior by sports fans in my lifetime. Ward, to his credit, isn't letting it get to him.
It’s getting harder to be a casual bigot. Once, you could be a racist, homophobic, sexist jerk in the privacy of your own home. “Keep off his lawn,” your neighbors would whisper to their children, but they couldn’t stop you from talking. Read full article >>
Washington Capitals hockey player Joel Ward scores winning goal and is subjected to racist remarks on Twitter. Ward, who's black, says the comments didn't ruin his day.
Dan Steinberg says this has been the best sports week in DC in years. The Caps victory last night was fantastic (goal winner by Joel Ward in overtime — game 7 — against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Bruins). Great photo by...Show More Summary
As Joel Ward’s Washington Capitals teammates swarmed their new hero after he scored a playoff series-winning goal against the NHL’s defending champions Wednesday night, more sinister emotions were swirling on social media. A number of people took to Twitter with racist comments, calling Ward – one of about 20 black men currently on National Hockey [...]