Boston Bruins, Mayor Blast Racist Tweets Against Rival

Montreal's PK Subban, who is black, beats them in OT

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 2, 2014 4:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Boston Bruins and Mayor Marty Walsh are condemning racist slurs about PK Subban that hit social media after the Montreal defenseman scored the game-winning goal last night against Boston in double-overtime. Bruins President Cam Neely issued a statement calling the tweets "racist" and "classless." He said they came from an "ignorant group of individuals" who do not reflect the organization. Walsh said in a statement that the tweets were "a disgrace" and "not reflective of Boston, and are not reflective of Bruins fans."

Subban, who is black, scored twice as the Canadiens won 4-3 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals. His play has hurt Boston over the years, and he has long been unpopular there. He was booed virtually every time he touched the puck last night. Subban's brother, Malcolm, is a goalie with the Bruins' minor league affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island.

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) reacts after getting hit in the face by Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand's stick during the second period.
Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) reacts after getting hit in the face by Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand's stick during the second period.   (Charles Krupa)
Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban follows through on his game-winning goal.
Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban follows through on his game-winning goal.   (Elise Amendola)
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