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Boston livid over ‘Toronto Stronger’ sign at ACC

May 7, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT

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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.

From Boston.com:

‘Toronto Stronger’ sign invokes wrath of Boston Fans

Boston Bruins fans who want to bury Tamerlan in Toronto

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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