One of the most classless, insensitive gestures we have ever seen came from a Toronto Maple Leafs fan who brought a “Toronto Stronger” sign to the team’s playoff game against the Boston Bruins on Monday night.
The “Toronto Stronger” slogan was a play on the “Boston Strong” movement, which has been the rallying cry of the historic city since the marathon bombing that led to five deaths and nearly 300 people injured.
As if the “Toronto Stronger” words weren’t insensitive enough, the fan also included a ribbon on his poster.
It’s truly amazing that this fan actually thought that creating such a poster was a good idea. “Boston Strong” was not a saying created by the Bruins specifically to ignite fan support for the playoff series against the Maple Leafs; it was a response to terrorist acts that killed people and marred one of the state’s most important events.
It’s distressing and disturbing that the fan doesn’t realize “Boston Strong” isn’t about sports but about a city bonding in response to terrorism.
For what it’s worth, the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-2 to take a 2-1 series lead.