I’m a little confused. None of these fans picked out of the pictures I took at camp last fall, and at the parade in about 45 seconds seem harried or worried. I’ve been going to Bruins games since before Roltson’s first stop in the Hub and never encountered a single problem. Not at games. Not at bars in the area. Not on the T before or after games. Not even from the always charming visiting fans from Montreal and Philadelphia. Was something inappropriate said? Possible, how many of those were real fans of the team or even people who live in the area? How many of those social media accounts were created by other fan bases specifically to stir up trouble? Non story, move on.


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  • Do you also believe the Vancouver riots last year were caused by “anarchists” who “aren’t truly Canucks fans?”

    • Puck Sage

      Caused as in started by? Or caused as in “all participants”? The first, anarchists… there was a lot of evidence they were moving around in numbers, the latter… people as a species are pretty sheep like and once enough people are doing something people fall into line by pure weight of numbers unless the consciously choose to not be part of a group. As a highly social animal, that’s something we’re hardwired against honestly. Which doesn’t make joining in a riot any less stupid.

    • pucksage

      Caused as in started by? Or caused as in “all participants”? The first, anarchists… there was a lot of evidence they were moving around in numbers, the latter… people as a species are pretty sheep like and once enough people are doing something people fall into line by pure weight of numbers unless the consciously choose to not be part of a group. As a highly social animal, that’s something we’re hardwired against honestly. Which doesn’t make joining in a riot any less stupid.

  • The people that said it was all Bruins fans are trying to score points the same way that people said all Canucks fans were rioting last year.
     
    However, by the same token, I don’t think you can pawn it off as accounts being created by other fanbases anymore than the hilarious argument that the Vancouver rioters were just anarchists.
     
    Personally, I loved the time I went to Boston and other than one Jersey Shore reject (I know, he must have been lost) everyone was really great.
    It’s some bad apples, every fanbase has them, but they are still bad apples and part of the fanbase. Is it a story? I’d say it’s at least a part of the story of last night’s game.

    • pucksage

      I didn’t say all of the accounts were outsiders, but ask Boston Julie how often she ends up booting trolls from the groups she manages on Facebook. It’s at least two or three a week sometimes. Hell, I’ve set my (other) twitter profile to look like I was from Teran a few times and even posted in Persian just for the gigles.

      As for racism in the area, currently there’s a black governor Deval Patrick , there was a black state rep back in the early 90s Frank Cousins (later elected Essex County Sherrif, twice) and honestly while I can say I have met some racist people, and because of the jobs I’ve held I’ve realistically talked to a good 200,000 people in this state, the racists here are a small minoritiy and not very vocal.

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