I got an email at noon today from the account [email protected], which they claim is a statement from Cam Neely about the story we broke last week. As we reported, the Bruins, who have a close philanthropic relationship with BPD, photoshopped a Boston Police logo off of a shirt worn by Charlie Coyle during a shoot-around in Toronto.
Here is the email I received from a Boston Bruins verified account.
“Last week the Bruins removed a BPD logo from a t-shirt that a player was wearing. We were trying to protect this player from unfair criticism. This was not meant as a sign of disrespect in any way. We are sorry that the logo was removed and we apologize to the BPD and the player.”
Whoever wrote it didn’t sign it but they do have a bostonbruins.com email account, so I would imagine they would have to work for the organization. It’s noteworthy that the Bruins have deleted the tweet that contained the poorly photoshopped images, so it looks like they’ve realized what a horrendous fuck up this was and are attempting to make amends.
This statement is complete bullshit and a coverup for Matt Chmura, who sources tell us was responsible for the shitty photoshop job. It’s not the job of the Bruins to protect Charlie Coyle from “unfair criticism.” If they gave a shit about criticism they wouldn’t post shit like this.
How bout the Bruins actually have some balls and stand up for their players instead of trying to “protect” them from Internet mobs like children. Fuck that. They weren’t trying to protect Charlie Coyle. They were trying to disassociate themselves with police. And when I say “they,” I mean Matt Chmura, who did this on his own. Cam Neely obviously would never sign off on this and clearly has given the order to take the doctored photos down. They should fire him for gross incompetence as he presented the Bruins as an anti-police organization, which they are not.
Remember though, according to Boston Globe Bruins beat reporter, whose job it is to cover the team and investigate stuff like this, our coverage was “quite clearly fabricated,” and he feels sorry for anyone dumb enough to believe Turtleboy.
Where you at now Matty Ports? You gonna report this press release or cover it up? Still condescendingly laughing at people who aren’t as smart as you? Sorry we all can’t be race baiting blue checkmarks. You’re way smarter than us. Or perhaps you’re too busy making an issue out of Tuukka Rask wearing a Boston Police hat and getting owned by Marchand on Twitter.
The fact that people who are as incompetent as Matt Porter and Matt Chmura can keep their jobs after something like this shows you just how low the standards are for sports media. The only requirement is being woke. So long as you are woke they are wiling to put up with embarrassing incompetence like this. If they were really woke both of them would give up their jobs to a woman of color, but they won’t because they’re just virtue signaling white guys using their liberal privilege to keep their jobs. But now everyone knows what frauds they are.
Don’t. Poke. The. Turtle.
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