Neely denounces racist tweets posted by some fans after Bruins loss
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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Bruins President Cam Neely condemned racist comments posted on social media after P.K. Subban led the Canadiens to an overtime win Thursday night.
"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 in a statement Friday.
Neely's statement was in response to the thousands of hateful comments posted on Twitter after Subban scored his second goal of the game to beat the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Several Twitter users claimed the "N-word" was trending in Boston after the game.
Hundreds of NHL fans fired back Friday, pointing out that P.K.'s brother, Malcolm Subban, was drafted by the Bruins in the first round of the 2012 entry draft.
Mayor Marty Walsh released the following statement Friday: "This is a disgrace. These racist comments are not reflective of Boston, and are not reflective of Bruins fans. I've said before that the best hockey in the world happens when the Bruins and Canadiens play each other, and there is no room for this kind of ignorance here. Yesterday Mayor Coderre and I made a friendly wager on the series, and we closed the conversation by wishing each other the best. I would hope that fans on both sides would follow this example."