Back in January, hours after the Ravens upended the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, some unhappy New England fans took to Twitter to voice their displeasure, 140 characters at a time. Their target: Baltimore wide receiver Torrey Smith, who had lost his brother in a motorcycle crash four months earlier. "Played a lot of games since my brothers death and I never received as many rude tweets after a win than Sunday," Smith wrote after the win over the Pats, "yet NE fans cry about class." Even though we're now in the depths of the offseason, the Twitter feud continues. The impetus this time: During the Stanley Cup Finals between the Blackhawks and the Bruins, Smith joked that he was pulling for Chicago because "I hate everything about NE (New England) except KG (Kevin Garnett)." For an idea of just how bad, Smith tweeted that Eagles and Steelers fans didn't stack up against Patriots fans. For example, after the Ravens beat the Pats in January, a New England fan tweeted: "Hey, Smith, how about you call your bro and tell him about your wi--- ohhhh. Wait. #TooSoon?" On Saturday, before Smith joked that the only thing he liked in New England was Kevin Garnett, he received a tweet that read "Still too soon to put one of these in your house?" It included a photo of a motorcycle arcade game. Smith sent a few more tweets before eventually deciding that engaging trolls wasn't the best use of his time.
New England fans continue to antagonize Torrey Smith on Twitter
CBS Sports | Jun 24