Flames react to Maple Leafs Twitter woes

James Reimer takes in Leafs practice at the Mastercard Centre in Toronto on March 6, 2014. (Dave...

James Reimer takes in Leafs practice at the Mastercard Centre in Toronto on March 6, 2014. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:14 PM ET

CALGARY - Brian McGrattan insists neither he nor his wife have ever received a message via Twitter that he felt was offside.

If he did, heaven help somebody whoever crossed that line if the Calgary Flames forward was allowed to get hold of them.

Still, McGrattan and other Flames were aghast to hear a handful of Toronto Maple Leafs fans -- a very, very small segment -- took to Twitter and sent vulgar and insulting messages to April Reimer, the wife of goalkeeper James Reimer, amidst her husband's and the team's struggles.

“That's gross,” McGrattan said Monday. “You can't say things to a guy's wife, no matter how bad he's playing. Players have rough stretches in the year, but you can't take it out on his wife.

“That crosses the line. We are people, too, and our wives are people, with friends and family and businesses. Anything outside of the hockey side should stay away from peoples' wives and families and kids.”


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