NFL fiancee shocked by backlash for dousing freezing fans in champagne (VIDEO)
The outspoken fiancee of NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes has claimed she has been attacked following accusations that she is out of touch after she was shown on camera spraying fans with champagne from a private box following an epic game.
Glamorous Brittany Matthews could not contain her joy as the Kansas City Chiefs secured a last-gasp 42-36 win over the Buffalo Bills at their home Arrowhead Stadium, with Mahomes providing a 64-yard touchdown with little more than a minute to go.
The Bills took the lead with 13 seconds left, only for two completions by Mahomes to put his side within field goal range and Harrison Butker to hit a 49-yarder.
Well here's a thought, @brittanylynne8 don't act like you have the right to spray champagne on random people/families in freezing temperatures and people won't "attack" you. Common sense isn't that common anymore apparently and if someone did that to you, you'd be livid.— Barry (@BarrysOnHere) January 25, 2022
Mahomes then inspired a walk-off touchdown in a classic that left Matthews wailing as she hurriedly opened a bottle of bubbly and unleashed it over the ecstatic mob beneath her.
Matthews seems stunned to have been told that not everyone in the crowd was thrilled to be unexpectedly doused in liquid against the harsh backdrop of winter conditions in Kansas that are regularly sub-zero.
I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week.— Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) January 25, 2022
Tell me you're entitled without telling me you're entitled....— Chris Brown -Farley- (@farloo55) January 25, 2022
"Don't act like you have the right to spray champagne on random people and families in freezing temperatures and people won't 'attack' you," said one on social media, addressing a high-profile figure known for her regular online rants.
"Common sense isn't that common anymore apparently and if someone did that to you, you'd be livid."
“And then, they got mad at me for spraying champagne” pic.twitter.com/FbjxNranlq— MJ in Colorado (@HarrisonMJ1967) January 25, 2022
That’s what happens when you’re married to arguably the most famous QB in the NFL. I’m sure that your social media rants and saying “we” all the time when referring to the chiefs doesn’t help much. Do what you want, but some humility might help.— Kayla Donnelly (@gayla_donnelly) January 25, 2022
They’re trying to get to Pat by trolling you and Jackson. Don’t give them that power, everyone else loves you! There’s nothing wrong with being passionate about your man & his team— deanna (@deannainthecity) January 25, 2022
Another said: "What an embarrassment for the Chiefs to have [Matthews and Mahomes] represent them on social media acting like they are in their teens still.
"They are getting more attention then the damn football team. [They] need to have their social media shut down."
Fitness business owner Matthews, who has a child with Mahomes, called the reaction "super-weird".
Hate is a very strong word to just be thrown at someone you don’t even know. 🤷🏼♀️— Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) January 25, 2022
So many people are clowns. Brittany is engaged to Mahomes and the mother of his child. They've been together since they were teenagers. She's not allowed to be happy when the Chiefs win an unbelievable game? I highly doubt a single KC fan who got some champagne was complaining https://t.co/Z34dXISr1m— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) January 25, 2022
"I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week," she retorted, receiving a predictably mixed response. "Hate is a very strong word to just be thrown at someone you don’t even know."
The 26-year-old Texan received numerous messages of support. "So many people are clowns," bristled one reporter.
"Brittany is engaged to Mahomes and the mother of his child. They've been together since they were teenagers.
Right? Like who do y’all think @PatrickMahomes goes home to after playing in these games y’all love so much? Who is taking care of/encouraging him? Supporting and lifting him up? It’s @brittanylynne8 Behind every successful man is a STRONG woman. Let’s not forget that. https://t.co/fZNMe0qZo6— Daisha Jones (@DaishaJonesKSHB) January 25, 2022
"She's not allowed to be happy when the Chiefs win an unbelievable game? I highly doubt a single KC fan who got some champagne was complaining."
Others argued that Matthews' fizzy exuberance was part of Mahomes' success. "Who do you all think [he] goes home to after playing in these games you all love so much?" asked broadcaster Daisha Jones.
"Who is taking care of and encouraging him? Supporting and lifting him up? It’s [her]. Behind every successful man is a strong woman. Let’s not forget that."
Matthews, Mahomes and the Chiefs are at home again when the Cincinnati Bengals visit in the AFC championship game on January 30.