Racist comments flooded social media networks last week after Montreal Canadiens denfenceman P.K. Subban scored a winning goal in a match against the Boston Bruins.
Unhappy Bruins fans took to Twitter, posting all types of racist, derogatory comments on the site.
On Twitter, unhappy Bruins fans tweeted comments like “That stupid n—-r doesn’t belong in hockey #whitesonly.” According to Montreal media monitoring and analysis company Influence Communications, the N-word and Subban’s name were used in conjunction on 17,000 tweets yesterday, although the majority of them were not negative.
Some dismayed Boston fans chimed in, expressing their disappointment with those issuing racist tweets.
“N—-r was trending in Boston because P.K. Subban scored… It’s a rare moment in my life to be ashamed to be a Bruins fan” one person tweeted.
Another wrote, “I bet the Bruins fans calling P.K. Subban a n—-r on Twitter have no idea his brother plays for their minor league team.”
The Bruins have two black players on their squad, including Subban’s brother Malcolm Subban who was drafted by the team in 2012.
Boston Bruins president Cam Neely issued the following statement about the matter: “This is a disgrace. These racist comments are not reflective of Boston, and are not reflective of Bruins fans. I’ve said before that the best hockey in the world happens when the Bruins and Canadiens play each other, and there is no room for this kind of ignorance here,” Walsh said.
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