(CBS Boston) Boston Bruins president Cam Neely issued a terse statement Friday denouncing several racist tweets that were sent out after the Bruins-Canadiens game Thursday night.
The tweets targeted Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, who scored two goals, including the game-winner in double overtime in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second-round series.
“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,” Neely said.
“I share the thoughts of Cam and our organization,” coach Claude Julien said Friday. “It’s poor judgment, poor taste and we don’t associate ourselves with people like that. People who think that way are not what we call our fans. They may think they are, but we certainly don’t support that at all.
“There are a lot of good fans out there, and that’s the sad part about it. Your good fans get tarnished because of a couple of comments like that from people who don’t belong in that same group,” added Julien.