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Fan in blackface wearing P.K. Subban jersey spotted in Sochi

- February 19th, 2014

Sitting in the stands watching what nearly turned into a Canadian upset was a Canadian embarrassment.

QMI Agency photographer Ben Pelosse snapped this photo of a white fan attending the Canada-Latvia quarterfinal hockey game at the Sochi Olympics wearing blackface and holding a P.K. Subban jersey.

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Blackface has historically been used to create a stereotyped caricature of black people. Subban is a Canadian of Jamaican descent.

This isn’t the first time fans of Subban have attended games in blackface. While he was a rookie with the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2010, a pair of Montreal Canadiens fans attended a Habs game in blackface wearing Subban shirts.

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  1. Anthony Vasquez-Peddie | February 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Sorry everybody, shutting down comments. It’s for the best.

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