Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/23/13
Torrey Smith apparently isn't too fond of New England Patriots fans. 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 For the record, the Patriots lead the series with the Ravens 7-3.
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