An interesting tweet from Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver, Torrey Smith, came across my timeline this morning.
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—
Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) January 22, 2013
In light of recent sports news, rather than just taking his word for it, I decided to check out some tweets for myself. Upon initial review, I didn’t see too many offensive tweets. Pats fans may have been a little defensive:
But the question remains:
Digging a little deeper, I came across one that was intriguing, to say the least. Especially since it took place on Martin Luther King Jr Day.
@TorreySmithWR kill yourself—
Shahzeb Khan (@shahzeeeb) January 22, 2013
Shahzeb Khan, if that is really is his name, has some issues. Torrey Smith, as is his right, retweeted Khan, but with some kind words.
Unfortunately, that didn’t make Khan very happy.
Because Smith retweeted him, Khan began hearing it from all sides.
Yes, Khan got himself into a few Twitter fights with apparent Smith’s fans. Still not satisfied, Khan tweeted this:
What possesses someone to tweet “kill yourself” to anyone? Is this normal behavior for this Khan guy? I decided to look a little further into his Twitter timeline, one of which elicits an “aww” moment or an “excuse me while I throw up” moment, which you can figure out yourself which one that is:
But there was one tweet, ONE TWEET, that became a “stop me in my tracks” moment from January 12th:
One week, he has “mad respect” and the next week he’s telling one of their players to go “kill yourself”.
Fanatics make all the sense in the world, don’t they?