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Christopher L. Gasper

Boston athletes deserve praise for supporting city

Times of tragedy and triumph are said to reveal people’s true colors. The heinous attack on the Boston Marathon last Monday and its unsettling aftermath have revealed that no matter the different hues of uniform that Boston professional athletes wear they’re true blue when it comes to representing the city.

The response from the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots showed Boston isn’t just a city of champions. It’s a city championed by its sports teams and its athletes. After years of the city rallying around its teams, those teams rallied around the city. Some of Boston’s biggest professional athletes were its biggest cheerleaders as the tragedy and agony of the Marathon bombings unfurled.

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