Posted December 18, 2013

The Maple Leafs Posted Unfiltered Fan Tweets to their Homepage. It Was a Disaster.

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If you go to the Toronto Maple Leafs official website right now, you’ll see a weird, rotating tile thing, in which Tweets and Instagram photos tagged #SeaofBlue are displayed alongside hockey player clip art.

While the messages displayed now are pretty tame, last night during and after the Leafs’ 3-1 loss to the lowly Florida Panthers, things got out of control. Apparently neglecting to moderate the Tweets when they most needed to be moderated, the Leafs let some pretty hilariously inappropriate on their homepage.

What started out as frustrated fans suddenly finding an unlikely platform quickly devolved into gleeful trolling:

You can check out some more offending Tweets over on CBC. And via PPP, the Leafs have since apologized and cleaned up the sea. Boy, I hope this whole thing makes it on 24/7.

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