Fans React To Maple Leafs Star Mitch Marner Being Carjacked At Gunpoint In Toronto

Fans React After Maple Leafs Star Mitch Marner Carjacked At Gunpoint

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  • Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner had his Range Rover stolen after being carjacked at gunpoint
  • The winger was reportedly approached by three men outside a movie theater in a Toronto suburb
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The Toronto Maple Leafs had yet another rough outing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year, as the team had the chance to advance to the second round of the postseason for the first time in seven appearances stretching all the way back to 2004 after pulling out to a 3-2 lead against the Lightning in their series.

Sadly, the franchise and its fans were treated to their latest dose of misfortune after Tampa Bay was able to mount a miniature comeback with two consecutive wins and extend Toronto’s losing streak in potential series-clinching games to 10 en route to ending their season.

However, we were treated to a reminder that those woes don’t mean much in the grand scheme of things following a terrifying incident All-Star Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner found himself at the center of on Monday night in the suburbs of the city he’s represented since 2016.

According to The Toronto Sun, Marner and a friend were outside a movie theater in Etobicoke when they were approached by three masked men brandishing a couple of knives and a gun who subsequently fled the scene after seizing the forward’s Black Range Rover.

Sources say Marner was able to prevent the situation from escalating by immediately telling the thieves to “take it” after they approached the vehicle, and while he’s understandably “rattled” by the carjacking, neither he nor the person he was with was physically harmed.

Because the internet is a terrible place filled with terrible people, a few idiots inevitably used the news as an opportunity to troll Marner and the Leafs, but he has largely been offered an outpouring of support from fans and members of the media.

Well said.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.