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Washington Players React to Racial Tweets Aimed At Joel Ward

from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

“People are a-holes,” Chimera said. “For someone to come in and ruin someone’s moment like that… It was just a few idiots who ruined what was a beautiful moment for somebody. It’s terrible for him to go through that. It made you sick to your stomach. After we won the series, everyone should have a good feeling. But everyone had a bad feeling in their stomach after that.”

Captain Alex Ovechkin said he doesn’t think Ward will allow the comments to affect him.

“I don’t think he’s going to read it and think about it,” he said. “He knows we love him [as] a person and a hockey player here. …But fans, sometimes they say good things and sometimes they say bad things.”

Then Ovechkin cracked about Ward’s sudden fame: “He’s right now Michael Jordan of hockey.”


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Then Ovechkin cracked about Ward’s sudden fame: “He’s right now Michael Jordan of hockey.”


Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 04/27/12 at 05:46 PM ET

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