The Boston Police Department is dealing with backlash after tweeting out a Black History Month tribute to legendary Celtics coach Red Auerbach, who is white
The tweet honored Auerbach for "being the 1st NBA coach to draft a black player in 1950, field an all African-American starting five in 1964 and hire the league's 1st African-American coach (Bill Russell) in 1966" It was up for less than an hour before it was taken down
Boston PD apologized in a later tweet, saying "Our intentions were never to offend"
Does Boston PD deserve the flak? Or is too much being made of this? Is it appropriate to honor a white man for Black History Month, even if they played a role in helping integrate the NBA?