Rielly’s ‘girl’ comment causes Twitter uproar

Detroit Red Wings center Cory Emmerton defends Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly. (Paul Sancya/AP)

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly found himself in some social media hot water Friday after saying the following to a reporter.

As you might expect, response to the tweeted comment attributed to the 20-year-old elicited an immediate and passionate reaction on Twitter. Here’s a sample:

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