Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban scored the game-winning goal over the Boston Bruins in double overtime on Thursday night, and what happened on Twitter in the aftermath has been widely discussed today as a shameful display of racism.
Users took to the social media platform to hurl racist remarks and slurs at the hockey player, sparking shock and outrage across the sport. Bruins players, other fans, and even Bruins President Cam Neely said they were apalled at the tweets.
And on Friday, the Anti-Defamation League joined their ranks, issuing the following the statement:
The disgusting, racially motivated comments that flooded Twitter and other social media outlets following last night's Boston Bruins playoff game have no place in sports.
We commend the Boston Bruins organization for swiftly condemning the hateful comments and for making it clear that they are not representative of the team or the city, and simply have no place in sports.