Barstool Sports finds the tweet that started the whole meme about how racist Bostonians made the N-word trend - and the tweet author's admission he just made the statement up.
Yes, he made it up, but that didn't stop the media from wailing about racist Bostonians.
Yesterday afternoon, when I heard about how racist Bruins fans allegedly are, I went looking for evidence.
I did find one deleted tweet from a high-school girl in Haverhill that showed a noose with a tagline about how she tied that for Subban (girl has since deleted her Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest accounts, girl may yet learn that nothing really gets deleted on the Internet). But for the most part, the relatively few actual racist tweets I found (as opposed to the thousands of other tweets condemning those tweets) were either from people who lived in places such as East Texas or who showed absolutely no sign of actually being from Boston or being Bruins fans. One guy posted this explanation for his racist tweet:
why do people assume I'm a Boston fan lol I just really hate Montreal with a passion.
But not so fast there, Boston. Even if Bruins fans were not tearing into Subban's race, doesn't mean we don't have issues. City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) this morning started tweeting with the hashtag #bostonracist:
We will be truly #BostonStrong when we care about a murder on Blue Hill Ave as much as a bombing on Boylston St. #boston #BostonRacist
We'll truly be #BostonStrong when the 33 yr disparity in life expectancy between BackBay(91.9) & Roxbury(58.9) is closed.
How about 35 murders and 237 shootings? If #bostonstrong is going to be real it must mean the whole city
He goes into more detail on Facebook.