Fortunately for Torrey Smith, the Ravens play the Patriots at home this season. If the game were in Foxboro, he would be quite a target for their enmity. On Twitter, the Ravens wide receiver made his feelings about New England fans quite clear.
Smith had been tweeted a question about whether he wanted the Blackhawks or the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup. His reply: “CHI I hate everything about NE except KG.” That “KG” would be the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett.
But Smith didn’t stop there.
“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.”
If Smith feels antipathy toward Patriots fans, he has good reason. After the Ravens beat New England in the AFC Championship Game last season, Smith said he was targeted for cruel tweets about his late brother, who had died in a motorcycle accident in September.
“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 in January.
You can hardly blame Smith for declaring a pox upon all of the houses of Boston-area sports teams after that.