As it turns out, the Boston Bruins did not execute one of the funniest sports jokes of the year before Justin Bieber performed at the TD Garden on Saturday night. Like several other sites, we were tricked by a photoshop job that made it look like the Bruins roped off their locker room logo so Bieber wouldn’t step on it like he did with the Chicago Blackhawks’ logo earlier this month.
A reader named Derek pointed out to us that the photo was taken by a fan during some sort of locker room tour in 2012. Apparently the Bruins wanted to stop fans from stepping on the logo then, but Bieber never even made his way into their locker room on Saturday. Here is the original photo, which was obviously cropped:
That’s a bummer. Although I’m embarrassed I was duped, I have to give credit to whoever first emailed the photo to Barstool Sports and claimed the Bruins had Bieber-proofed their locker room. That’s a pretty well-executed prank.Google+