Penguins fan apologizes for controversial tweet about Boston bombings



PITTSBURGH - While the Penguins prepare for Monday night’s Game 2 with the Boston Bruins, a controversial hit from Game 1 led to an uproar on social media.

Penguins forward Matt Cooke was ejected from Friday’s game after his hit on Boston’s Adam McQuaid.

The penalty upset many Penguins fans, including Jordan Kurac, who voiced his displeasure on Twitter.

Kurac posted a tweet that said, “NHL is (expletive) rigged. Matt Cooke made a clean hit. I hope your city gets bombed again Boston.”

Fans in Boston immediately responded calling the tweet insensitive in light of April’s Boston Marathon bombings.

Penguins fans like Greg Perril said the tweet was uncalled for.

“He’s not a true Penguins fan, because anybody with any dignity wouldn’t say anything like that. It’s just garbage,” Perril said.

Kurac has since taken the tweet down, changed his profile picture and tweeted an apology.

He wrote, “What I have said tonight was uncalled for. It’s just a game and I should never bring a tragedy into it.”

Kurac also said, “I have to figure out how to delete this account. What I said is said. I apologize. I was just a butt hurt hockey fan.”

He didn’t respond to a request for comment.