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The Montreal Canadiens Got Trolled Super Hard For Sending Out Automated Tweets

Bad idea. Really bad idea.

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The Montreal Canadiens had a very bad idea to celebrate reaching one million Twitter followers. The team started sending automated replies to fans who tweeted at @CanadiensMTL and, naturally, it quickly went downhill.

People with questionable usernames started getting personalized thank yous from the team. Some even got short videos from the players themselves.

screenshot / Twitter

Alex Galchenyuk really wanted to say thanks to "Fuck the Habs."


People quickly realized what a bad idea this whole thing was — looooong before anyone at Habs HQ realized it.

so maybe twitter should shut down the Canadiens account for the night...


Pretty much.

The Canadiens eventually pulled the plug on the disastrous automated tweets and apologized for the offensive messages, but not before screenshots of their screw-up had already spread far and wide.

We apologize for the offensive messages and have fixed the issue so it won't happen in the future.

Automated tweets are always a bad idea. Just ask the New England Patriots.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

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