While Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been creating headlines on the field, his fiancee, Brittany Matthews, has unwittingly started a war on Twitter.
Matthews posted a video of her spraying Champagne on fans at Arrowhead Stadium after Kansas City’s 42-36 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills on January 23 in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. Her actions in the video sparked backlash from Twitter users.
Two days later, Matthews, who seemingly had had enough of the criticism, tweeted her response.
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Matthews Sounds off on Criticism
“I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week,” Matthews wrote.
She replied to fans who used the word “hate” in regard to their feelings toward Matthews.
“Hate is a very strong word to just be thrown at someone you don’t even know,” Matthews wrote.
That didn’t stop Twitter users from piling on Mahomes’ future wife.
“You can, but act accordingly. Last time I was at a game, a regular fan who threw alcohol on people was escorted out of the stadium. However, being the fiancé to the QB I guess provides you with a sense of ‘rules don’t apply to me’ mentality & everyone is picking on you. Classy,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Champagne is an interesting substance to throw at someone you don’t even know…. But you did it,” another wrote.
Tweets Come to Matthews’ Defense
Amid the barrage of negative tweets toward Matthews, some people on Twitter came to her defense.
“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,” FanSided’s Matt Verderame wrote.
“Dude if @AlyTrost and I hear one more negative @brittanylynne8 tweet we’re gonna riot…. Y’all need to hush about stuff y’all know nothing about. Let the queen be. The crown is heavy…leave it be,” wrote Hayley Lewis of KSHB 41 News, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City.
“Not to mention the mother of his child and has been with him since they were 15. She has a right to celebrate just like the rest of us. The hate she gets despite what she and Patrick do for this community is shameful,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Imagine your team winning in one of the best games in NFL history… Then complaining about how devoted, excited and proud Brittany is of her man and this team. Y’all are weird …” Daisha Jones of KSHB 41 News wrote.
“Keep doing you because #ChiefsKingdom has your back!” wrote Charles Goldman, managing editor of Chiefs Wire, part of the USA Today network.
“She’s raising a family with her high school sweetheart in a town she and her husband have embraced and invested in. She supports her partner. She celebrates with her fellow Kansas Citians. She is a part of our community. If you don’t like @brittanylynne8, that’s about you,” wrote Jason Kander, who was Missouri’s Secretary of State from 2013 to 2107.