Cardinals Nation sorry for poor taste
After the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April, Bostonians
took on a slogan, “Boston Strong.” Just a couple of words, but
those words represented and inspired courage and toughness for a
city that had suffered a terrorist attack.
It didn’t have anything to do with the baseball team, so when a
St. Louis Cardinals fan group called
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bearing the words “St. Louis Stonger,” a lot of people in Boston
and everywhere else took exception to it.
This being the Internet, the condemnation was swift and
“Cardinals Nation” has apologized.
Cardinals Nation of course intended no disrespect to the tragedy
that occurred in Boston or to the people of…
St. Louis Cardinals (@CardinalsNation)
Makes you wonder what the intent was, exactly.
Remarkably, what “Cardinals Nation” did wasn’t even
original. Incredibly, it is the third fan group to bastardize
and monetize the “Boston Strong” idea.
The first to do it was
href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/maple-leafs-fan-brings-toronto-stronger-sign-game-012808757.html" target="_blank">an idiot
target="_blank">an idiotin Toronto, who during a game against
the Boston Bruins held up a sign with a ribbon and “Toronto
Stronger” written on it.
Then, preposterously, a Chicago outfit called Cubby Tees started
selling Blackhawks T-shirts with “Chicago Stronger” written on
Each time this has happened, the consensus has been that it is
in poor taste, and yet it keeps happening. T-shirt ideas, it seems,
are really hard to come up with.