Does anyone know exactly how many of these tweets or what not actually happened? Like what percentage? And how many were tweeted by I guess the Tampa Bay fans (that's who the Canadiens beat last week, right?)
I read that there were 17,000 tweets referencing Subban and a slur, but that wasn't broken down by racist posts vs. people re-tweeting and condemning the racist posts. (I wonder, if you retweet the n-word several times to condemn its use, is that counterproductive?)
It won't be broken down because what the result would completely defeat the narrative.
There are some people interested in defeating the narrative. They can do their own data analysis and prove that the narrative is wrong. Or they can do the data analysis and sit on the results if it proves the narrative is right.
"The worst thing that ever happened in sports was sports radio, and the internet is sports radio on steroids with lower IQs.” -- Brian Burke, former Toronto Maple Leafs senior adviser, at the 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference