Chicago Tribune Stoops To New Low By Removing Bruins From Boston Marathon Tribute (PHOTO)

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When the Chicago Tribune ran the spread above shortly after the Boston Marathon Tragedy it warmed my heart to no end. My love for their city grew to epic proportions after this incredible gesture. Chicago was like Boston, they “got it”.

It wasn’t just about Boston, it was about being fellow Americans.

Then I saw this today:

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(Photo: BostInno)

Bostinno:

In the days following the tragic events of the Boston Marathon, the entire country showed an outpouring of support for our city as it grieved. The Chicago Tribune not only sent the staff of the Boston Globe a ton of free pizza for their efforts, but published a touching tribute in their sports section, showing solidarity with the city by renaming its sports teams the Chicago Red Sox, Chicago Bruins, Chicago Celtics and so on.

[Yesterday] the Tribune published the above spread, seemingly reneging on its heartwarming message by showing a hand tearing out the Bruins from the newsprint. The caption reads, “Yeah, not right now we’re not.” The image appears in the Tribune’s special “Hawkeytown” section.

My heart broke.

You have to be f’n kidding me.

This makes me sick, I am disgusted.

To me this is worse than ignorance of the “Toronto Stronger” idiot or those morons in Pittsburgh.

This is like a close friend you trusted sleeping with your wife.

This is pure betrayal.

I thought, the city I loved second only to Boston, could separate sports from “real life”.

I guess not….

Pot of Baked Beans Goes To Masshole Sports!

23 comments

  • I live about 90 miles north of Chicago. Let's just say that I'm not as surprised. Chicago is the New York of the Midwest when it comes to obnoxious. Although after the Yankee fans sang Sweet Caroline with such gusto after the Marathon tragedy, maybe that's no longer fair to them.

    Either way, as one who's lived most of his life in the Midwest and listened to his share of Chicago talk radio…don't be surprised at anything.

  • SCUMBAGS…WHAT IF THIS WAS ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

  • It's to bad that the Tribune took a show of support and strength in a time of crisis not only in Boston, but in this country, and made it ALL about sports. True colors show in situations like this. Boston Strong, Go Bruins!!!

  • Unbunch your panties. It will be ok. It's tongue in cheek, since we're playing their hockey team in the finals. Good lord. Relax, you nut bags.

    • I'm a Boston fan, live in the area, and I actually agree with pat, I believe in freedom of speech to its fullest proportions, I get it, and I get the other side not liking it just as well, the "offensiveness" quality we share needs to be re-learned, it creates sides, when there is no side to be on

  • No Pat it is something you patetic creature

  • Our sports teams shouldn't be used to pay tribute to the families anyway. The city and our sports have no reason to be linked.

    To Chicago: tear out the Bruins and every other sports team on that homage and replace it with the faces of those that were lost.

  • It's a real shame when a city like Chicago has to do something like this just because we're playing their team in the playoffs lower than pond scum

  • It was one or two morons in the Tribune Sports Department. Are any of you really going to associate this with the whole city of Chicago? If so, you're as moronic as those editors.

  • I am from Chicago,and am also a huge hockey fan. This spread does not represent Chicago or our hockey fans. I am confident if you were to walk down any street in this city (Chicago), no one would agree or find this funny. Using a tribute to lives lost to now play upon as a joke in the finals is in poor taste, or actually no taste. But this is from one idiot sports writer who probably isn't even from here, please do not let it represent the city of Chicago. Every hockey fan I know is super stoked to be playing the Bruins in the final.

    • hell yea, likewise, I'm pumped to be playing chicago, I like them too, this is the match up I asked for from the start, and what a first game, i called it when they drafter toews, and build a great team. I said they will win cup in 3 years, and that is exactly what the blackhacks did, i did not mean to spell it like that, hahaha, classic typo, do not be offended, i will start watching their games again if you guys get rid of that patty kane, he's a disapointment to the organization, i don't care how much he score, he beat up a cab driver with his cousin over $15 cents, I turned my winter classic Kane shirt into a work shirt instantly, Saad is cool new addition, I followed him a bit in the ohl, gotta make you happy when an american kid steps it up

  • THIS IS IMPLORABLE, I THINK THIS IS IGNORANT AND STUPID.. LIKE THE OLD SAYING SAY STUPID PEOPLE DO STUPID THINGS AND THAT IS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT DID THIS… I AM A PROUD CANADIAN AND I LOVE BOSTON AND THE BRUINS AND THERE WAS NO NEED FOR THIS… GROW UP GET A REAL LIFE ASSHOLE

  • This was not a dig at the tragedy. We chicagoans always will hold a spot in our hearts for the great city of Boston. This is the SCF matchup we all wanted. 2 great teams, 1 amazing final. Please don't be so quick to judge us all on that. Its only a newspaper.

  • This is a slap in the face. An absolute slap in the face and it brings tears to my eyes because I'm still not healed from what's happened. No one is. Way too soon.

  • Very surprised, because I loved the support,,,,

  • 6 people died overnight and 24 were shot. Where is our news paper ad?

    #ChicagoStronger

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