Ted Leonsis Responds To Racist Tweets After Joel Ward's Game-Winning Goal | Sports & Recreation
Washington Capitals' Owner Ted Leonsis has responded to the series of racist tweets unleashed after Joel Ward's game-winning goal of last night's game against the Boston Bruins.
Shame on these folks who decided to take to their keyboards and show their ignorance and their racism and hate.
What these people have said and done is unforgivable. I hope they are now publicly identified and pay a huge price for their beliefs. There should be zero tolerance for this kind of hate mongering. Their messages should now stay glued into the algorithms to place a forever warning and a mark upon these people and their actions. They shouldn’t be able to escape their keystrokes.
We will as an organization support Joel Ward. He has been a great teammate and a great citizen. He is now the star of stars in our city for his heroics last night. He is a friend and a fantastic player – who delivered – as advertised for us and our fans in the playoffs.