Vandalism at The Greatest Bar caught on camera

Posted: 09/22/13 at 6:50 pm EDT      Last Updated: 09/23/13 at 4:52 pm EDT

BOSTON (WHDH) -- Employees at The Greatest Bar on Friend Street are wondering why a group of men in town for a bachelor party would rip a mural of the sports bar’s wall.

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

The mural is a mainstay at the greatest bar in Boston celebrating the Bruins' historic run for a Stanley cup championship in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

“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.

Employees at the bar think it’s poor sportsmanship. The mural highlighted the team's come from behind win against the division-rival Maple Leafs, a Game 7 win like no other and the bar's general manager said credit card checks track these guys back to Toronto.

It was the same hockey match-up that saw the controversial sign, ‘Toronto Stronger’ - a riff on the now infamous Boston Strong slogan that the city embraced in the wake of terror.

This crime is just another notch in the belt for a heated rivalry between hockey fans but workers say it crossed a line and they want these vandals to pay up.

“To have a group of Toronto fans come in - I don’t know why they'd do something like that.”

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