Should Brittany Matthews be banned from Sunday’s Chiefs vs. Bengals AFC Championship game?
Patrick Mahomes’ inner circle keeps getting in hot water for dumping their game day drinks on fans.
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback masterfully led his team to a truly wild 42-36 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills to secure a spot in the AFC Conference Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
With 25 points hitting the scoreboard in the last two minutes of regulation before a nail-biting sudden-death, the game went down as an instant classic, with some commentators even calling it the best NFL playoff game ever.
Even so, Mahomes’ fiancee, Brittany Matthews, is taking heat for spraying champagne on a crowd under her skybox seat while celebrating the Chiefs’ thrilling victory in a video that’s been widely shared on social media.
“It’s a cold night, you’ve got a long walk to your car & a long wait in the parking lot looming, & some moron in a suite decides it’s a perfect idea to spray champagne on you,” one Twitter user said.
“You talk about cringeworthy & entitled. Brittany Matthews screaming like a mental patient from her luxury suite, while spraying the peons & peasants below with champagne. Hopefully they all send her their dry cleaning bills,” another said.
Matthews’ antics call to mind another moment from Mahomes’ brother, TikTok star Jackson Mahomes, who was filmed pouring water on taunting Ravens fans earlier in the season.
“Ban everyone in the Mahomes family from every single stadium in the league,” a third tweeter said in a call for more drastic measures.
Both Matthews and Jackson have been criticized for what some might describe as insufferable fandom throughout the season, the New York Post reports.
The latter tried to use his name to get a large group sat at a busy Kansas City bar in December. When that failed, he put the business on blast on Facebook.
“We are sorry that you have the reach that you do, or at least that you think you do and that instead of using it for something positive you decided to use it to try and crush a small business,” the establishment responded. “We survived a global pandemic, we’ll survive your ego.”
Elsewhere in a more humble part of the Chiefs universe, head coach Andy Reid is questioning the OT rules under which his team won by driving down the field for a touchdown immediately after winning the coin toss.
“I had a chance to talk with Sean afterward,” Reid said of Bills coach Sean McDermott, per the Post. “And that I’m sure is something they’re going to look at again, too. And I wouldn’t be opposed to it — it’s a hard thing.”
“It was great for us last night, but is it great for the game which is the most important thing we should all be looking out for? To make things equal, it probably needs to be able to hit both offenses, both defenses.”
The Chiefs kept the Bills from ever touching the ball in OT by scoring a TD on the first possession, ending the game in accordance with the rules.