A sign held by a Maple Leafs fan outside the Air Canada Centre on Monday has triggered an avalanche of online outrage.
Before Monday night's Game 3 between the Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, photos surfaced online of a Leafs holding a sign that read "Toronto Stronger."
The message is a direct reference to "Boston Strong," a campaign that became a mantra in that city after the Boston Marathon bombings. The April 15 explosions killed three people and injured more than 260.
Shortly after the sign appeared, it triggered an angry response on Twitter, with many saying the sign was in bad taste in light of the Boston attacks.
Here is one of the more tame expressions of anger stirred up by the sign:
“Overwhelmingly, the reaction has been that it was done in bad taste, that it was inappropriate, that it was classless,” CBC sports reporter Carly Agro said on CBC News Network Tuesday.