The Extreme Right Political Views Of Boston Bruins Goalie "Terrible" Tim Thomas
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas made headlines this week, declining an invitation to join his teammates at The White House, where they were welcomed by President Barack Obama. Much to the disappointment of his teammates, Tim wasn't around to answer questions about his White House snub at the morning skate the following day in Washington, prior to their game against The Capitals. Thomas eventually released a statement on his Facebook page saying "the federal government is out of control.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."
Hockey fans have since been left wondering, what exactly is it that Tim is talking about? Is he sympathetic to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement? Is he concerned about people that may be less fortunate than himself? After all, he has made an average of 6,000,000USD for the past three seasons, so we presume he is not feeling the pressure as a result of the recession. Well as it turns out, Tim wasn't exactly being honest when he said "This was not about politics or party", in fact, Thomas has some very extreme "far right" political views.
According to CBC Sports, Thomas is a staunch supporter of The Tea Party, and has made donations to an organization called Freedomworks, a group that is focused on ousting President Obama. Thomas is one of only two American born players on last years Stanley Cup championship roster, hailing from Flynt Michigan. Rumors out of Michigan indicate that several friends and family close to Thomas have ties to the famed "Michigan Militia", whose most notorious member is another terrible Tim, Timothy McVeigh.
The Canadian media has also branded Tim Thomas as a racist, speculating that he is affiliated with racist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan. Dave Hodge of TSN, took to Twitter, sending this tweet: "Don't know if it's fair to point this out, but Tim Thomas has three children named Kiley, Kelsey and Keegan". The Montreal Gazette, also printed a story in which they labeled Thomas as a racist.
With a capable backup goalie in Tuukka Rask, The Boston Bruins are said to be seriously considering trading their veteran goalie, as the firestorm of controversy surrounding the team has not been welcome by ownership, management, or the players themselves. Rookie Tyler Seguin says "I don't agree with his political views but I'm not going to let this affect our team". Cam Neely, and the Jacobs family have also issued statements suggesting that they do not agree with Tim's White House snub. Tim's days as a Bruin just might be numbered, as the controversy surrounding The Bruins shows no signs of going away quietly.
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