NFL.com - Sunday’s AFC Championship Game loss to the Baltimore Ravens has brought out the worst in a handful of New England Patriots fans. Torrey Smith claims he was the subject of angry tweets from Patriots supporters taunting the Ravens wideout for the death of his younger brother. Tevin Jones passed away after a motorcycle accident in September, an event that united Baltimore’s locker room. “Played a lot of games since my brothers death and I never received as many rude tweets after a win than Sunday…yet NE fans cry about class,” Smith tweeted Tuesday.
I got to be honest. My first reaction when I read this story was that Torrey Smith had to be exaggerating. Like I tried to find some examples of tweets people sent him and I couldn’t find any. So I was guessing that it was 1 or 2 dickbags and now he’s trying to make it seem like all Pats fans were doing it. But then I asked our readers if they had examples of it and I got sent a bunch instantly. Fucking gross.
Yeah I know it’s unfair to pin what a couple knuckleheads do on twitter as representative of all Pats fans, but still this is disgusting. .I mean making fun of a guy’s dead brother? Way over the line. There are so many things you can say about the Ravens that are fair game. I mean Ray Lewis is a god damn murderer. But tweeting about a dead guy’s brother? Way out of bounds. Kind of like when B’s fans flooded twitter calling Joel Ward a nigger after he knocked the Bruins out of the playoffs. I guess that’s sort of becoming our thing now? The worst massholes amongst us just acting like total dickbags after a big loss. Granted I think every city has the same group of assholes (see the Alabama kid who teabagged the LSU fan or every Eagles fan on the planet) The difference is everybody hates us and we’re always in big games so any chance we give people to tear us down they’re going to take it. That’s why we need to be better than everybody else. Because our indefensible douchebags makes us all look bad.