Racist comments proliferated on social media networks Thursday after Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban scored the winning goal in a double-overtime match against the Boston Bruins. On Twitter, unhappy Bruins fans tweeted comments like "That stupid n----r doesn’t belong in hockey #whitesonly" and "Someone needs to smack PK subban across his big n----r lips. #scumbag" — so many tweets, in fact, that the offending word began trending online in Boston. 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. Some dismayed Boston fans chimed in, expressing their disappointment with those issuing racist tweets.
P.K. Subban targeted by thousands of racist tweets after Habs win
CBC Sports | May 3