The scores of rank, racist tweets that rained down on the Washington Capitals’ Joel Ward after he scored the winning overtime goal against the Bruins on Wednesday are deeply offensive. The emergence of social media has shined a spotlight on hidden corners of public opinion where decorum is as foreign a concept as civility. This may represent only a tiny, ugly fringe of Bruins fans, but it’s an embarrassment to the team and the city, nonetheless.
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