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The 5 most popular Toronto athletes on Twitter

Twitter is a great way to stay updated and in contact with all of your favourite Raptors, Jays, Leafs and TFC-ers. But who to follow? If you want to take your cues from the masses, these five Toronto athletes have proven to got game in their sport and on in the Twittersphere.

Here are the five most popular Toronto sports stars on Twitter.

@JozyAltidore
We all know that TFC fans are a passionate crowd and it turns out they're passionate tweeters too. With over 862,000 followers, TFC forward Jozy Altidore is on the top of his Twitter game and this list. From sharing his passion for the game to answering fan questions, Altidore is actively engaged with his fan base.

@JoeyBats19
With almost 700,000 followers Blue Jay and Booster Juice aficionado Jose Bautista is by far the most popular boy in blue. Staying engaged with updates from the team as well as the occasional reply to haters keeps this right fielder busy online. He's also not one to shy away from the occasional inspirational quote too.

@DeMar_DeRozan
There's no question the Raptors were the guiding light in Toronto sports this season (at least until the playoff meltdown) and team captain DeMar DeRozan reaped the benefits of that on Twitter. DeRozan often refers to his fans and followers as the best fans in the NBA and is constantly tweeting his We The North pride.

@Pkessel81
Of all the Leafs, right winger Phil Kessel was the one fielding the most words of encouragement and disappointment from fans online this season. After teammate and active Twitter user Joffrey Lupul threw in the Twitter towel earlier this year it was Kessel that took the brunt of the Twitter heat.

@KLow7
Another Rap that gets a lot of attention on Twitter is Kyle Lowry. 200,000 plus followers isn't bad for the first time All Star although he's been eerily silent online since he tanked in the playoffs.

Who are your favourite Toronto athletes to follow on Twitter? Let us now in the comments.

Photo of @JozyAltidore via TFC on Facebook.


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