Wilmington, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Boston Bruins president Cam Neely on Friday denounced those who directed racial slurs at Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban via social media.
Subban, who is black, scored his second goal of the game at 4:17 of the second overtime for a 4-3 victory over the Bruins Thursday in the opener of an Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Afterward, users on Twitter posted racial slurs disparaging him. Subban’s younger brother, Malcolm, was drafted by the Bruins in the first round in 2012.
“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,” said Neely via a Bruins-issued statement.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand said he didn’t hear anything from the fans Thursday at TD Garden, pointing instead at remarks made on Twitter.
The Bruins issued a similar statement after Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward, who also is black, was the target of racial slurs after he scored the overtime goal that eliminated the Bruins in the first round of the 2011-12 playoffs.