The Kansas City Chiefs lost the Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
While the game was going on, ESPN and their off-shoot, Sportscenter, offered commentary by taking photos of Patrick Mahomes', QB for the Chiefs, face looking none too pleased.
https://t.co/6jvk0N8nrb— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)1612753495.0
https://t.co/OL67d77jAl— ESPN (@ESPN)1612751582.0
Mahomes' fiancée, fitness influencer Brittany Matthews, slammed both tweets.
"Love the support of a major sports platform for one of the best players in the league," she tweeted sardonically at ESPN.
Cool ESPN, love the support of a major sports platform for one of the best players in the league... 🌽🌽🌽🌽🌽yyyy https://t.co/N2d6kewxvp— Brittany Matthews (@Brittany Matthews)1612752144.0
"Y'all are [trash] for this too," she tweeted at Sportscenter.
Y’all are 🗑🗑🗑 for this too, but he looks damn good to me😍🔥 https://t.co/e4YCpeoQo4— Brittany Matthews (@Brittany Matthews)1612753761.0
Matthews is currently pregnant with she and Mahomes' first child, and the due date is reportedly "coming up pretty quickly."
She also tweeted "Not how we wanted it to end, but 15 [Mahomes] played his heart out and I'm always and forever proud of him in everything he does!"
"Now let's have a baby."
Not how we wanted it to end, but 15 played his heart out and I’m always and forever proud of him in everything he d… https://t.co/M6oqmcZ1e7— Brittany Matthews (@Brittany Matthews)1612754294.0
Twitter found Matthews' slamming unnecessary and fired back at her with a series of tweets that called her out for previous tweets idolizing Tom Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and some racist old tweets among other things.
@brittanylynne8 Live look at mahomes rn https://t.co/t9kXsLwC3h— LeOverrated James (@LeOverrated James)1612808852.0
@brittanylynne8 Caught in 4k https://t.co/mCevi1aKjm— Sad Colts Fan (@Sad Colts Fan)1612805715.0
Brittany Matthews has reached Ayesha Curry levels 🥴😂 https://t.co/jBU18xZiXG— Tattoo Baker (@Tattoo Baker)1612761515.0
@brittanylynne8 I can't imagine being *truly* happy and being so worried about what a rando on the internet has to… https://t.co/MGA4mSye0W— Tiffani 🌈✊🏽 (@Tiffani 🌈✊🏽)1612794204.0
Brittany Matthew’s trying to delete all her old tweets https://t.co/LVufWTHbff— gleef (@gleef)1612813676.0
Matthews received a large number of these call-outs, causing her to be the butt of a few memes as well.
Brittany Matthews trying to navigate her mentions after her racist tweets have been unearthed https://t.co/mgV23RK5k9— THRILLHO 🌎✌🏼 (@THRILLHO 🌎✌🏼)1612807924.0
@brittanylynne8 Log off https://t.co/QLdOxM5034— President Airbud (@President Airbud)1612805733.0
@brittanylynne8 @evelynvwoodsen This tweet wasn’t for you. It was for black ppl. We got it and understood the joke.— whocares?? (@whocares??)1612796241.0
@brittanylynne8 Girl you’re white. Be quiet— 🪐Jupiter🪐 (@🪐Jupiter🪐)1612769831.0
@brittanylynne8 You what- https://t.co/ktg8CalYxQ— Celtics Fan ☘ #Vote4Jaylen #BlackHistoryMonth (@Celtics Fan ☘ #Vote4Jaylen #BlackHistoryMonth)1612805664.0
Matthews and Mahomes mother, Randi Mahomes, have a reputation for being fiercely defensive of Patrick online.
But where there are lashes, there shall be backlash as the internet quickly proved.