Bruins Admit Photoshopping Boston Police Logo Off Player’s Shirt, Give Ridiculous Reasoning

Turtleboy Sports has received an admission from the Boston Bruins that the team decided to photoshop the Boston Police Department logo off Charlie Coyle’s shirt before posting the photo to social media and the reasoning is rather odd.

Team president Cam Neely said in an emailed statement that the team was trying to protect Coyle from “unfair criticism.” Neely’s statement continued: “ 

The Bruins social media team has deleted the tweet that included the photoshop job showing Coyle shooting a basketball in a black shirt. Charlie’s Boston PD logo shirt makes an appearance in this video that’s still live. Guess the team has more work to do in order to protect Charlie from unfair criticism.

Charlie Coyle Boston Police Department shirt

And the Photoshop job:

So let me get this straight, hockey players like Charlie Coyle need unfair criticism protection for repping a police shirt? Remind me why again? The Bruins can’t be serious with this statement that’s going to get absolutely destroyed.

Read that again. “Unfair criticism.”

It’s not like Charlie’s wearing some super controversial shirt here. It’s a Boston police logo shirt. Since when is it so controversial to wear a police department logo shirt that a team has to bust out Photoshop and protect their guy? It was never controversial and Charlie Coyle wasn’t going to face “unfair criticism” over the shirt. This is 100% an overreaction by the woke Bruins staffer inside the organization who ordered the image to be altered.

Will the Bruins now cancel First Responders Nights because the franchise might face unfair criticism? Of course not. They’ll keep seeing it as a marketing opportunity to make money like they did back in February.

Meanwhile, the Bruins haven’t removed other social media statement posts:

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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  1. This kind of garbage now seems like a daily occurrence. If and when this woke crap flames-out, a lot of people famous and unknown will look really stupid. Careers and reputations will be damaged beyond repair… I hope.

  2. Actually makes me kind of sad. Lifelong Boston sports fan. This was a moment where the NHL and its teams/players could differentiate themselves from the other leagues bending over backwards to support SJW elements. Instead we see this behavior. Seriously, if the player is ok wearing it you let it be. Hockey players are tough. Don’t think any protection from Mama Cam is needed.

  3. Hockey is really blowing it, man. I was ready to be a big fan. These players and teams are fucking it up. The Boston Bruins just became the Boston Bitches. Buh bye NHL. Looks like UFC it is. Not sure what’s going on with roller derby but I’m guessing it wont be good

  4. This pisses me off beyond words. I’m a flippin’ HUGE B’s fan. HUUGGEEE to the point I took my oldest up to the Winter Classic against the Habs a few years ago even though we live in GA.

    We go to a B’s game every year, be it in Nashville, Carolina, Tampa, Dallas, etc.

    That this even entered their brains AND they told Marchand to take down his tweet is f’in insane. Cam Neely, Cam F’in Neely of all people has the spine of a starfish now?!?!? What the F???

    I very rarely cuss but this simply infuriates me. The NHL had a golden opportunity to stand up to the Nazi/Marxists but they bowed to Twitter mobs. Are these corporations really that stupid that they don’t know their fan base???

    F em all. I’m done.

    It was great while it lasted B’s. I loved the Cup win in 2011. And still pains me when Marchand got off the ice with 7 seconds left in the first period of Game 7 against the Blues.

    But any group that even has this lack of respect for its fans has lost me. And I hope countless others.

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