Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith lost his brother in September, hours before Baltimore faced New England in a nationally televised game. Smith would go on to play and his six receptions for 127 yards -- including two touchdowns -- were instrumental in the Ravens' 31-30 win.
Four months later, the Ravens met the Patriots again, this time in the AFC Championship Game. Smith's role wasn't as prominent (he had just four catches for 69 yards) but quarterback Joe Flacco thoroughly outplayed counterpart Tom Brady and Baltimore cruised to a 28-13 win.
After the game, some Ravens players took exception with New England's approach to sportsmanship. Culprits included coach Bill Belichick, crazy-legs Brady and those Pats fans who flocked to Twitter to voice their displeasure 140 characters at a time.
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
This isn't Smith's first dealings with classy Pats fans. During that Week 3 Ravens-Patriots matchup, a New England tweet taunted Smith on Twitter about his brother, who had been dead less than 24 hours.
"Hey, Smith, how about you call your bro and tell him about your wi--- ohhhh. Wait. #TooSoon?"
Smith's latest tweet comes a day after Wes Welker's wife, Anna Burns Welker, had to apologize for these Facebook comments she made about Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis shortly after the Patriots' loss last Sunday.
"Proud of my husband and the Pats," Welker wrote. "By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis' Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player! A true role model!"
We're pretty sure this isn't what Al Gore had in mind for the Internet when he created it.
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