On May 2nd, Poor Len Canayen asked the provocative question, "Is P.K. Subban a 'nigger'?". Len's point was that if someone doesn't want to be called a "nigger", he shouldn't act like one. Follow Hussesin Obama's example and act white!
Well, OK, you know what we mean. P.K. really needs to cut out the showboating and high-fivin', the prancing and dancing and carrying on like an NFL player who just scored a touchdown. The truly great hockey players just don't do those things. Even the other black hockey players don't do those things.
But P.K. Subban does. On Saturday night, he did a lot of fist-pumping and calling attention to his black self after scoring the Canadiens' second goal in what turned out to be a 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins. Throughout the game, he did what he's really good at -- antagonizing the other team and their fans. That's what Subban does and that's why he's reviled in every arena he plays in, except Montréal's Bell Centre where fans are content to have him inside the tent pissing out.
So antagonized was the Bruins' Shawn Thornton that, at the end of the game, he assaulted Subban! Not by hitting him with a fist or a stick in traditional hockey style, but -- gasp!!! -- squirting water on P.K.'s visor. Horrible! Racism!! Blackophobia!!! "That kind of thing has no place in our sport!" Yada yada yada.
But fear not. The National Hockey League is as politically correct as the NBA or any other professional sports group. The NHL assessed the hot-tempered Thornton a fine of $2,820.52, the maximum allowed under the league's collective bargaining agreement with the players' union. That'll teach him, eh!
Will there be any more expressions of politically incorrect sentiment in Game 6? Find out tonight beginning at 1930 EDT.