Internet wisdom decrees "don't feed the trolls," but the Toronto Maple Leafs broke that rule on Friday and made a lot of new friends in the process.
It all started with this tweet:
@MapleLeafs .you havent won or made the stanley cup playoffs in 48 years .my dead grandpa can score more than you— @megannicholas6
The Leafs' social media team didn't sit idly by and take it...
The internet noticed
Taunted again, The Leafs didn't back down
@MapleLeafs .hhhahaha even my papa that can skate can better than you— @megannicholas6
Fans — and non-fans — chimed in
this new "eff the haters" confrontational tone the @MapleLeafs account has taken on trolls is wonderful. More please.— @blurr1974
Is the @mapleleafs twitter account fighting with a teenager?— @3DLink
The Leafs told it like it is
Other franchises chimed in
But The Leafs showed them no mercy either
Montreal and Winnipeg joined in
@MapleLeafs we can relate to this :/— @BlueJacketsNHL