Torrey Smith is no fan of Pats fans
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In the midst of the Stanley Cup Final pitting the Chicago Blackhawks against the Boston Bruins, the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver was asked a relatively benign question on Twitter by a fan — which team would he be cheering for?
Smith responded that he would be rooting for Chicago because he hates “everything about [New England] except [Kevin Garnett].”
RT @MBalsley If you had to pick a hockey team, who you cheering for tonight Boston or Chicago?...CHI I hate everything about NE except KG— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 23, 2013
When asked to elaborate, Smith was more specific.
I understand that every Fan base has bad fans what I'm saying is NE fans have more than others and think they are better than everyone else— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 23, 2013
Yeah I said it— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 23, 2013
Those sound like fightin’ words. Smith even assured a skeptical fan on Twitter that he would not backtrack on his statements because he doesn’t drink so he has “no excuses.”
While Smith has a strong aversion to New England’s fans, he said he respects the Patriots coaches and ownership.
As much as I dislike MOST of the fan base I can honestly say that I respect the coaches and ownership— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 23, 2013
Ok I'm done starting stuff before I get a phone call from our organization haha...no apologies I meant what I said ¿— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 23, 2013
For the record, the Patriots lead the series with the Ravens 7-3.