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Boston, MA, May 2, 2014…The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the series of racist postings through social media on the night of Thursday, May 1st. The postings began after P.K. Subban scored the game-winning goal for the Montreal Canadiens in a playoff game against the Boston Bruins. ADL Regional Director Robert Trestan issued the following statement:

The disgusting, racially motivated comments that flooded Twitter and other social media outlets following last night’s Boston Bruins playoff game have no place in sports.

We commend the Boston Bruins organization for swiftly condemning the hateful comments and for making it clear that they are not representative of the team or the city, and simply have no place in sports.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

- Robert Trestan, ADL New England Regional Director

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Official Press Release – ADL New England

“Anti-Defamation League Condemns Racist Tweets” - The Boston Globe

“Bruins Denounce ‘Classless’ Tweets” – The Boston Herald