Bruins issue statement denouncing racist comments directed at Capitals’ Ward

Shortly after Joel Ward scored the series-winning goal in overtime Wednesday night to propel the Washington Capitals past the Boston Bruins and into the second round of the playoffs, a segment of the Bostonian faithful took to Twitter to express their disappointment.

And, because Joel Ward is a person of color, a sub-segment did this in a way that was exceedingly and disgustingly racist. It wasn't exactly a surprise (there's a pocket of idiots in every fan base), but it was shocking to see nonetheless.

It was also enough for the Boston Bruins to issue a statement distancing themselves from these individuals. From

"The Bruins are very disappointed by the racist comments that were made following the game last night. These classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization."

Color me fully amused at the brevity of this statement. In effect: "Some people are racist idiots. We are not. Thank you, goodbye."

Good on the Bruins for making the easiest decision of their lives and denouncing anyone associated with these views.