JUST IN: Choas and the Boston Celtics are under backlash online following a disgusting post-game interview.

The Boston Celtics are experiencing backlash on social media for a message that was later removed. The tweet alluded to the horrific Lewiston, Maine shooting, as well as the outcome of their NBA season opening versus the New York Knicks.

The Celtics defeated the Lakers 108-104 in a tightly contested game at Madison Square Garden. During the game, however, a horrific incident occurred in Lewiston, Maine, in which an active shooter killed at least 22 people and injured many more, prompting a large manhunt.

Celtics are being heavily criticized for insensitive social media post  about the Maine shooting | Marca

Following the game at Madison Square Garden, the official Celtics Twitter account uploaded a graphic depicting the final score, along with the caption:


“Our thoughts are with everyone in Lewiston, Maine”

However, due to overwhelming criticism, this post was quickly removed. They later made a similar statement with comments disabled and without the picture relating to their game.

Social media users slammed the initial post, calling it one of the “worst tweets ever.”

Another tweet criticized the Celtics for being hypocritical in publishing an image of their victory over the Knicks while also expressing condolences to the families of the deceased.

Boston Celtics defeat New York Knicks 108-104 in the championship game.

Jayson Tatum: 34 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, and 13-22 free throws.

Boston Celtics receive online backlash after 'tasteless' post game graphic  pays tribute to the deceased in Lewiston, Maine shooting - Overtime Heroics

The Lewiston shooting injured at least 60 people in three locations, and police have identified a person of interest named Robert Card. A photograph showed a man poised for action with an AR 15-style rifle at a business location.

The shootings happened at Sparetime Recreation on Mollison Way and Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant on Lincoln Street. Police also shared a photo of a 2013 white Subaru Outback thought to be utilized by the suspect.

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