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Boston Bruins players condemns fans’ racially charged tweets
Boston Bruins players and officials have condemned fans’ racially charged rants directed at a black hockey player on Twitter in Boston Thursday night.
One estimate pegged the number of tweets with Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban’s name and the n-word at about 17,000 after he scored the game winning goal for the Habs in double overtime – but the team moved quickly to distance itself from the racist remarks.
Bruins officials condemned the ‘racist’ and ‘classless’ tweets that came only days after Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA for expressing similar views in a recorded conversation leaked to multiple media outlets.