Former PK Subban, NHL defenseman sparked a social media frenzy Tuesday night after he made comments about Grammy Award winner Lizzo, apparently targeting her weight.
On ESPN’s telecast of the Florida Panthers-Toronto Maple Leafs second-round series from stanley Cup Playoffs, Subban explained what he thought the Maple Leafs would have to do after losing the first game, 4-2.
«Maybe they need to pack a Lizzo-sized lunch,» Subban said. «They were not prepared in my opinion.»
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The comment was perceived by many on social media as embarrassing.
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Subban, who retired with the New Jersey Devils in September, he did not address his comment in reference to Lizzo, but did explain in a tweet what he meant by «packing a lunch.»
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Subban signed a three-year deal with ESPN as an analyst in November. Before heading to the studio booth, Subban spent most of his career with the Montreal Canadiens. He played three seasons with the Nashville Predators before being traded to the Devils in 2019.
Associated Press contributed to this report.