Toronto Maple Leafs fans upset with goalie James Reimer turned their rage against his wife on Twitter last week.
April Reimer was the focus of a number of angry tweets from fans who were unimpressed at her husband's showings in a string of losses, The Toronto Star reported.
Here are some of the tweets that were directed at her (some of the more vile ones were summarized by Jeff Veillette at The Leafs Nation).
Tell Your Husband He's So Bad That The NHL Is Ending The Trade Freeze Early This Year Just So We Can Get Rid Of His Sorry Ass @april_reimer— Stefano Bordonaro (@StefBordzz) March 20, 2014
@april_reimer you're husband is truly a nice guy BUT his play is killing us!!!!— Michael (@Pearlofwisdom2) March 23, 2014
Twitter users also fought back against April's harassers, however. A search of "@april_reimer," her Twitter account, turned up a long list of people who felt that the targeting had gone too far.
“@april_reimer: Thankfully the voices of many drown out the voices of a few." Don't let 'em get to you!— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) March 23, 2014
However you feel about James Reimer, those losers attacking him by tweeting garbage to his wife @april_reimer are gutless. Case closed.— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) March 24, 2014
Leafs centre Tyler Bozak also came to her defense, telling The Toronto Sun's Terry Koshan: "It’s kind of sad that some people, I heard, I don’t know, sending tweets toward his wife or him or whatever and stuff like that. I think that is pretty low and pretty sad."
April even responded to the tweets herself.
Don't mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness as weakness #goaliewifeproblems— April Reimer (@april_reimer) March 23, 2014
Thankfully the voices of many drown out the voices of a few. Thank you if you wrote me a kind tweet :)— April Reimer (@april_reimer) March 23, 2014
Below, James and April are pictured together at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., which hosted the Winter Classic game between the Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings on New Year's Day.
CORRECTION: A tweet from @jacobdearlove that was previously included in this story was taken out of context. It has since been removed.
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