Steven Stamkos ‘liked’ a tweet about joining the Leafs, and now it’s a thing


Today, in the latest episode of Things That We’re Actually Talking About (Sigh)Steven Stamkos says he was unaware that he hit “like” on a tweet about the possibility he’d sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Lightning captain has since rescinded the “like,” but the screengrab (see the bottom of the post) will live on forever.

This is not the first time something like this has become a story. When Evander Kane was still a Winnipeg Jet, he “favorited” (ah, verbs in the internet age) a tweet about being traded to the Flyers.

Granted, Kane did actually want to be traded. And hey, maybe Stamkos does want to sign with the Leafs. He’s a pending unrestricted free agent and you know Toronto will let him play center.

But for non-Twitter users (congratulations!), let it be known that it’s really easy to mistakenly “like” a tweet.

To illustrate, here are some of the tweets that my clumsy colleague, @HalfordPHT, has “liked”:

Did Halford actually mean to “like” any of those things?

“No, but I have always felt that Ivan the Terrible got a bad rap,” he told me.

So there you go.

PS — Ivan the Terrible killed his own son.