Washington Capitals fans Monday night taunted All Star Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas for his public opposition to President Obama, festooning the glass behind him with photos of the president.
The Caps played Boston in Washington last night in the third game of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series.
Here’s a shot posted to Twitter by @recordsANDradio of the scene behind the net.
Thomas, you may remember, skipped the January trip the Bruins made to the White House to meet with the president as a reward for their Stanley Cup Victory last year. Thomas issued the following statement at the time explaining his decision.
I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL. This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic.
Quite brave, I’d say, for someone playing in the city of Boston.
Anyway, the Bruins won, taking a 2-1 lead in the series.