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Boston livid over ‘Toronto Stronger’ sign at ACC

May 7, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT


Bruins fans and the city of Boston are outraged over a “Toronto Stronger” sign that made an appearance during Monday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

The sign was held by an unidentified Maple Leafs fan and, as reported by the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle, made a brief appearance on the Air Canada Centre video scoreboard before a quick cut away.

“Overwhelmingly, the reaction has been that it was done in bad taste, that it was inappropriate, that it was classless,” CBC sports reporter Carly Agro said.

“Certainly this is not being received well at all.”

“Toronto Stronger” is a play on “Boston Strong,” the phrase that became widespread across the United States following the Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three people and injured more than 250.

In Boston, last night’s sign sparked major outrage.


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As mentioned above, the holder of the “Toronto Stronger” sign is currently unidentified, though the Toronto Sun is asking readers to either call or email the city desk if they know who the person is.

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  1. sunderlanding - May 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    You people realize this was actually a Boston fan trying to get people against Toronto. The whole thing was done to get people against the city of Toronto.

    • craigonthecob - May 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      Don’t be a mor0n and add fuel to this. The guy’s an idi0t, and it’s fair to distance normal Leafs fans from it but to say that it’s a Boston fan is just silly.

      • sunderlanding - May 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

        Hey you can believe what you want, but it’s true. This guy just did this to start a fight.

  2. mordock57 - May 12, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    I suppose that guy also purchased a Maple Leafs jersey to wear while holding the sign. Idiot.

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