It has been a rough start to the season for Toronto Maple Leafs fans. The team has been plagued by a series of injuries this year with Mitch Marner, John Tavares, and Alexander Kerfoot, all being put out of commission to various degrees since October.* The unprecedented lousy luck has prevented the Leafs from using their best line up and arguably resulted in them spiraling into a nasty losing streaking that has even the most die-hard fans losing faith. Two Leafs fans went viral on Saturday, for their perfect embodiment of this season, during the team’s bout against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The pair, a woman and a man both in Leafs gear, were caught on camera taking a hilariously awkward selfie.
In the short video, the woman reaches over to take a selfie with the man who puts on a smile for the camera before immediately resorting back to a scowl.
It's hard to blame the guy either since the Leafs were losing 6-1 at the time, yikes.
It was later revealed on Twitter that the pair were brother and sister.
It was initially assumed that they were a couple, which only adds to the embarrassment of the moment. It was also noted that there is a bit of age gap between the two of them, which makes a whole lot of sense.
😂 #Leafs #HNIC https://t.co/GdwrxEomG6— Kevin Doherty (@Kevin Doherty) 1573957903.0
What makes Toronto’s performance so heartbreaking is the fact that just six weeks ago, they were named as a favourite for the Cup.
According to Sportsnet, The Leafs were lumped into a group of teams alongside Tampa Bay, Vegas, Nashville, and Dallas, who were all considered as pre-season Conference and Cup favourites.
To put it in perspective, Toronto is currently marked a 9-9-4 on the season thanks to their most recent loss.
Final. #LeafsForever https://t.co/tKtaVB080b— Toronto Maple Leafs (@Toronto Maple Leafs) 1573958757.0
So, is there any hope left for our boys in blue this season? Well, it's unclear at the moment, but anything is possible.
I mean, people underestimated a Toronto team last year and now they're champions—no reason why the Leafs can’t do the same.
*This article has been updated.