Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was forced to take to Twitter and defend his fiancée Brittany Matthews after his future wife faced an inordinate amount of online criticism in the past year.
On Wednesday, she found herself being mocked following an interaction the couple had at a Texas Tech basketball game. A clip of Matthews talking to Mahomes courtside at the game quickly went viral as lip readers came out to find out what they were saying.
Matthews did not say anything in response on Twitter, but she did like a ton of comments taking shots at fans who seem to be obsessed with her every movement.
This is not the first time Matthews has faced a barrage of online hate. Recently, she received blowback for showering champagne on fans after the Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round of the playoffs.
“It’s been a pretty rough week over here,” Matthews said in an Instagram post after the incident. “I greatly, greatly, greatly appreciate Kansas City and how y’all have gotten behind us and supported me so much. It means the absolute world to me.”
The champagne video and subsequent online harassment led Matthews to partner with KC clothing company Charlie Hustle to raise money for an anti-bullying charity.
It appears it might take a while for people to stop messing with her.