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Shut Up Tim Thomas

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The Bruins goalie went to Facebook again to express his political beliefs.

Shut Up Tim Thomas

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OK, so last time Bruins goalie Tim Thomas spoke up on Facebook he received plenty of scorn. (He justified skipping a White House visit by describing, on Facebook, his vague but spirited objection to things the federal government had done.) Will Tim Thomas back down? No, Tim Thomas will never back down! Tim Thomas stands up!

I Stand with the Catholics in the fight for Religious Freedom.

"In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
— by Martin Niemöller, prominent German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor, best known as the author of the poem First they came....

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Well, Thomas apparently doesn't care about the public's perception of him. Either that, or he just hasn't learned that athletes talking politics never ends well.

Is it wrong that I'm happy he represents Boston in some way? No, I think it's a good thing. It's fashionable to pile on Boston this week.

Deadspin


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