Mural near TD Garden vandalized by rival hockey fans

A group of rowdy Toronto hockey fans allegedly vandalized a mural at The Greatest Bar in Boston. Credit: Getty Images
A group of rowdy Toronto hockey fans allegedly vandalized a mural at The Greatest Bar in Boston.
Credit: Getty Images

Boston Police are searching for a group of rowdy Toronto hockey fans who vandalized a mural near the TD Garden.

A group of men in town for a bachelor party are accused of ripping a mural off the wall of The Greatest Bar on Friend Street, just around the corner from the TD Garden.

“One kid gives the mural the finger,” Greatest Bar general manager Jimmy Ferola told the Boston Globe, while reviewing security camera footage. “Like that’s gonna do anything.”

The group of nine men, who came in on a party bus, yanked the mural off the wall and left the bar with it.

“Just uses two hands and off the wall it comes. When they noticed they could peel it, they did it for a half hour,” an employee told WHDH.

“It was huge for us, for the fans. To have this up and destroyed is kinda dumb. I just want to know why someone would that. It’s childish,” said a Greatest Bar employee.

The crumpled up mural was later found on the Bustonian, the party bus line the Canadians showed up in. The bus line has offered to help with finances to repair the damages.

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