Former NHLer turned ESPN analyst PK Subban wishes he could have this comment back after the backlash he received online over it.
While describing the Toronto Maple Leafs’ lack of effort when playing against the Florida Panthers, Subban exclaimed that the Leafs better pack a “Lizzo-sized lunch” if they want to compete in Game 2.
“Maybe they need to pack a Lizzo-sized lunch,” Subban said during the ESPN broadcast. “They weren’t prepared in my opinion.”
If you’re not aware, Lizzo is a plus sized artist who is very body positive despite many folks taking shots at her about her weight.
Many fans expressed outrage over his words.
Subban has not yet addressed the controversy and neither has Lizzo.
The 33-year-old athlete joined ESPN as a hockey analyst last fall. He signed a three-year deal with the network, according to the Associated Press.
Subban played for the Canadiens for seven seasons, earning two All-Star selections and winning the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman in 2013. He was traded to the Nashville Predators in 2016, where he played for three seasons before being traded to the New Jersey Devils in 2019.
He retired in 2022, finishing his career with 467 points (115 goals, 352 assists) in 834 games for the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, and New Jersey Devils, and 62 points (18 goals, 44 assists) in 96 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
He won the Norris Trophy voted as the NHL’s best defenseman in 2012-13, making the NHL First All-Star Team twice.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.