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