The actions of a few certainly shouldn’t define the many when it comes to the undeniably distasteful Twitter situation between Boston and Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban. Here are the things we absolutely know to be true: Subban played a stud opening game for Les Habitants with 30 plus minutes of ice time, and scored a pair of power play goals in the double overtime victory for Montreal. We also know an undetermined number of Twitter users took to social media to hurl vitriolic, spiteful and racist messages at Subban, and used hurtful, hateful language to try bringing the Montreal blueliner down. Beyond that it gets a little hazy because there is absolutely zero truth to any truly odious racist terms “trending” in Boston on Twitter, and in fact the only related topic trending on Twitter post-Game 1 was #Subban. Regardless of how many actual Bruins fans, or authentic Bostonians, authored the ugly tweets, one would be absolutely way too many. “It’s very, very disappointing to hear that. It’s really sad that people do something like that. That’s why I’m not a big fan of Twitter and social media, because it is such a dangerous thing,” said Milan Lucic. “To criticize someone about something that has nothing to do with hockey on an issue like that is very ignorant and stupid. If you’re going to make bad comments, stick to hockey comments, not to stuff that crosses the line.” It was the same thing three years ago when a group of ignoramus Bruins fans authored hateful tweets about Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward after his Game 7 overtime game-winning goal against the Bruins. So the Bruins spent a good deal of their time post-practice on Friday commenting about the ugly situation, and distancing themselves from any sorry, hateful individuals went to the trouble of writing these nasty tweets. Bruins President Cam Neely kicked things off Friday by issuing a release denouncing the tweets as “classless” and “racist” “I certainly share the thoughts of Cam, and our organization. It's just poor judgment, poor taste, and we don't associate ourselves with people like that. People who think that way are not what we call our fans,” said Claude Julien. “They may think they are, but we certainly don't support that at all. It's a shame that this is still going around in this day and age, and that people are still thinking that way. For us it's a shame and it's certainly not getting our support.”
B's players: Subban flap "ignorant and stupid"
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