BOSTON – The ugly, ignorant, cowardly side of social media has reared its ugly head as a number of alleged Bruins fans took to Twitter and Facebook after the Game 1 double-overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night and targeted Habs defenseman P.K. Subban.
The flamboyant, talented Montreal defenseman and former Norris Trophy winner scored two power-play goals in an excellent all-around effort for the Canadiens, but then found his Twitter account, @PKSubban1, clogged with racist taunts after the game.
Bruins president Cam Neely released a statement on Friday distancing the organization from "fans" that would indulge in such hateful activity and called them out for their actions.
"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,” wrote Neely in a statement released by the Bruins.
Members of the Canadiens will speak on Friday afternoon at Boston University, but it’s unknown if Subban will be among the Montreal personnel speaking to the media.