Sunday was an extremely emotional day for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith. The 23-year-old's brother was killed in a motorcycle accident late Saturday night. Less than 24 hours later, Smith suited up for the Ravens and hauled in six catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
Smith received an overwhelmingly supportive response from fans inside M&T Bank Stadium and around the country. But in recent days, much attention has been focused on one brash reaction that has Baltimoreans up in arms.
Baltimore resident Katie Moody, tweeting as @katiebrady12, wrote the following after the Ravens victory over the New England Patriots: "Hey, Smith, how about you call your bro and tell him all about your wi--- ohhhh. Wait. #TooSoon?"
Moody, who is a Patriots fan, quickly felt the repercussions of her tweet. The response was swift and stern across Twitter. Even Ravens running back Ray Rice tweeted at Moody: "smh u are terrible I hope you know the word karma."
Moody works as a senior administrative coordinator at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and many people outraged by the tweet have contacted administrators demanding that Moody be fired. A spokesperson for the school told the Baltimore Sun that one employee had received 174 e-mails since the initial tweet.
The tweet has since been deleted from Moody's account.