The Boston Bombers had no choice but to change their basketball team to the Bulldogs. However, Boston fans are already using the new name and it hasn’t missed a beat.
The city’s only semi-professional women’s team also abruptly closed its Facebook page and website in a bid to disassociate themselves from last week’s horrific attack.
They revealed their new name of the Boston Bulldogs on Tuesday.
“We was planning on changing it once the Boston incident happened,” a team spokesperson said in a public statement to MailOnline.
The Bombers were one of more than 40 teams part of the Women’s Blue Chip League, a non-salaried league that provided its players with advanced exposure for opportunities to compete in the next level.
The team featured a red and black logo of a detonating bomb with four basketball seams crossing the front.
Their website has since been abandoned and their Twitter page shows Tweets only up until last December.
The city is still recovering after the two bombings that went off at the finish line of the Boston marathon which left three dead and injured more than 180 people.Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a police shoot out while his brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a second suspect in the attack, is currently recovering in hospital.