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Ted Leonsis Responds To Racist Tweets After Joel Ward's Game-Winning Goal
Ted Leonsis Responds To Racist Tweets After Joel Ward's Game-Winning Goal

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.

Leonsis wrote the following on his website, Ted's Take:

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.

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