Racist tweets fill Twitter following Subban's game-winner

Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his game-winning power play goal with his teammates...

Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his game-winning power play goal with his teammates in the second overtime period against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the second round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP)

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“Subban is the definition of n-----” was one of many disgusting messages to hit social media after Subban's shot hit the back of the net in double overtime Thursday night.

While the Montreal Canadiens defenceman's winner lifted the Habs to a 1-0 second-round series lead over the Bruins, it also propelled keyboard warriors to take to Twitter with some of the worst vitriol ever witnessed in sports.

In the wake of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s most recent racist revelation, the incident serves as a reminder that bigotry and hatred in sports remains omnipresent.

To set the scene, the Canadiens blew a two-goal lead and then a one-goal lead with two minutes to go before rallying to steal a 4-3 win at TD Garden when Subban’s goal stunned the Boston crowd.

Even more stunning was the online response.

Bizarrely, Subban's brother, Malcolm, was drafted 24th overall by the Bruins in 2012.

He currently suits up for Boston's AHL affiliate in Providence.


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