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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."

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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...

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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.

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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