The bullying started during a tournament last spring, and continued until eventually Cornett’s parents considered removing the child from hockey after an overly bad occurrence earlier in the season.
Subban preserved the video while dallying against the Detroit Red Wings in Little Caesars Arena, practically 40 miles from Cornett’s home in Plymouth.
“I can tell you this right now: As long as you’re still breathing in this world, you’ve got to believe in yourself and give nothing tell you what you can and can’t do, ” says Subban in the video. “Especially if it’s because of the color of your skin.”
” … I just want to tell you that when you’re playing hockey, “youre playing” because you cherish the game and you want to play. Tell nobody take that away from you.”
The video was posted on Reddit by user hockey7 676, one of Cornett’s parents. They detailed his experiences in the comments:
Subban’s texts affected Cornett. “Saturday darknes he received the message and get seeds, ” said Cornett’s father, Matthew, to NHL.com. “He has probably watched the video 500 times.”
“This has meant the world to Ty, ” said Matthew. “As a parent, I exclaimed when I encountered the video. It’s been very tough to hear your son called frightful things.
“This video intended as much to my spouse and I as it did to Ty.”
Subban’s video seems to have given Cornett the inducement he necessitated. Harmonizing to Matthew, “That night he had a game, and I have never seen him happier to go.”