Of all the major sports in North America, hockey is one I’m least up on. Like, I understand the game, I just don’t have a team, and I don’t really follow it. I’m lucky if I catch a couple hours a year watching hockey on television (although, playoff hockey sometimes finds itself being far more entertaining than a Round 1 NBA playoff game).
But one thing I’ve learned over the last couple years is P.K. Subban is THAT DUDE. Not only is he one of the top players in the NHL, playing as a defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens, he’s hella philanthropic. Just the other day, I saw he’s planning on playing basketball with Snoop Dogg for charity. But the one clip I’ll always remember with him came out around the holidays.
He teamed with a children’s hospital in Montreal and a couple other sponsors to turn the hospital into the got damn North Pole.
— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) December 24, 2015
And not only has he done all that, but he’s a role model and figure head for black kids around the world who want to play hockey.
So why all this about P.K. Subban?
Well, Wasiu — one of the residents of the city Subban plays for, Montreal — has recognized all he’s has done, both in sports and culturally, for Montreal, including become the star and face of the region.
“People are going to have to accept that the face of a white, French city is a black man—whether they like it or not,” Wasiu said in an interview with The FADER.
His new song praises Subban and Montreal, and, overall, it’s a celebration of having a black man be applauded in the city full of MTLiens.
“Sorry white people, but a black guy represents you—after this song, I hope he’s the first person people think of when they think of “Montreal.'” He’s well on his way.
Listen to “P.K. Subban” below.