P.K. Subban Reportedly Pelted With Trash, Racial Slurs After Scoring Game-Winning Goal in Boston
Following his dramatic game-winning goal in double overtime on Thursday night, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens was reportedly pelted with trash -- as can be seen in the GIF above.
The Boston fans are pelting the Habs players with beer cans and other debris.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 2, 2014
When asked whether he was hit with trash, Subban said "I don't know. It doesn't even matter."
But predictably the reactions on Twitter to Subban's goal, as they tend to be when a large group of people is disappointed, were ridiculous, with plenty of uses of a word that's not necessary to include here.
Unfortunately, this is not the first instance of this happening of Boston fans giving an opposing player this kind of treatment. In 2012, Joel Ward of the Capitals was subjected to a barrage of racist tweets from Bruins fans after scoring a series-clinching goal in Boston.
While the Habs and the Bruins have an unquestionably heated rivalry, there was most definitely a line crossed in this situation. It certainly isn't a good reflection on the organization, and is especially baffling when one considers that Subban's brother Malcolm plays for the Bruins minor league affiliate. Here's to hoping that Bruins fans will police themselves in coming games. If they can't, the league should consider intervening.
UPDATE: Bruins president Cam Neely has issued the following statement:
"The racist, classless views expressed by an ignorant group of individuals following Thursday's game via digital media are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization."[H/T Crossing Broad]