Brad Marchand did not hold back Wednesday morning on Twitter. The feisty Bruins winger fired off a Tweet aimed at Boston Globe Reporter Matt Porter. Porter posted two Tweets that appeared to point criticism towards goalie Tuukka Rask. Rask wore a Boston Police hat during his appearance on NBC Sports on Tuesday. That came shortly after the Bruins released a statement via social media that expressed support for the Black Community by announcing they will lock arms during the Canadian and American national anthems prior to every playoff game.
And there is this: pic.twitter.com/IKGS9y6sRc
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) July 28, 2020
Marchand took exception to the Tweet, and posted the following message on Wednesday morning.
Brad Marchand deleted the Tweet shortly after posting it. He will speak to the media on Wednesday afternoon in Toronto. He is expected to speak shortly after 2:00 pm.
This was the Bruins tweet announcement yesterday:
A statement from the Boston Bruins players: pic.twitter.com/Ge10yy8y7q
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 28, 2020
The Bruins have been very involved in social justice initiatives. In addition to their Tuesday statement, the team has been acting on their words. Patrice Bergeron donated $50,000 in the spring to organizations, including the Boston chapter of the NAACP.
Captain Zdeno Chara, meanwhile, participated in peaceful protests throughout the spring. Chara also continues to speak out on social media, using his big platform to bring more attention to these issues that plague our country.
“I applaud each and every player for their individual efforts and support them, they have the complete backing of the Boston Bruins” Don Sweeney said earlier this summer regarding the Bruins efforts in this area.