A Danvers student and local sandwich shop employee is under fire after reportedly publishing a racist comment on his Twitter account, in regard to Wednesday night's Bruins game.
The Beverly teenager, who attends St. John's Prep, was among several upset Bruins fans who tweeted racist remarks after the game. The teen reportedly wrote on his Twitter feed "You guys let the n****r score? #imdone," according to an article on Deadspin.com.
The attack was in response to the Washington Capitals' Joel Ward scoring the winning goal to defeat the Boston Bruins in game 7.
"As a school community, St. John’s Prep stands against racism in any form, and we are deeply disturbed by the remarks posted online following the Bruins game on Wednesday, April 25," SJP Director of Communications Elizabeth Forbes told Danvers Patch. "In keeping with school disciplinary policies, we are investigating the matter at this time."
The 17-year-old was subsequently fired from his position at a Danvers sandwich shop.
"Please rest assured that the racist comments made [by] a former employee do not reflect the beliefs of the rest of my employees or myself," the sandwich shop's owner stated on their Facebook account. "I have fired the individual and he is no longer associated with our sandwich shop."
The teen's Twitter account was suspended or deactivated.