Patrick Mahomes' fiancée launches Team Brittany T-shirts after champagne spray backlash
'I do receive a lot of hate on a daily basis on social media and I know so so so many other people do as well,' Matthews noted
Brittany Matthews, the fiancée of NFL star Patrick Mahomes, recently faced immense backlash for her 'insensible' celebration after the Kansas City Chiefs' game victory on January 24. Matthews was slammed by the public as she sprayed champagne on a crowd at a freezing temperature of 37 degrees. The fitness entrepreneur later shared a video on Instagram, where she can be seen excitedly shaking the champagne bottle. She goes on to spray and pour the champagne on a crowd of people watching from the galleries, while she stood comfortably inside her suite at the Arrowhead Room of the stadium.
Matthews later shared that she was tired of the routine attack on social media after posting her video. Days after the controversy, she has now announced the launch of special edition Team Brittany T-shirts dedicated to an anti-bullying charity. "Me and my team have decided to try to turn this buzz into something and something good for the Kansas City community," Matthews noted on her Instagram story, adding, "We have decided that part of the proceeds from the sales of this shirt are gonna go to Red Card KC which is a local charity here in Kansas City that works to prevent bullying."
After she posted the video on social media, she was flooded with a barrage of negative comments trolling her. "That’s what everyone wanted. Someone pouring champagne down on them from their heated box," one user commented while another said, "I would be slightly aggravated if I had champagne rain down on me though 😅." Similar comments read, "Omg I would be so mad if someone sprayed champagne all over me" Another said, "I don't drink so smelling like alcohol would tick me off. Im glad they are so happy it makes me happy but dang that first pour probably felt like a full glass on someone's head 😂😬".
The 26-year-old kinesiologist later admitted to being a victim of regular cyberbullying. This was one of the major reasons she decided to participate in a charitable cause working to stop bullying in all forms. "I do receive a lot of hate on a daily basis on social media and I know so so so many other people do as well. That's why I'm just proud to partner with this company and get behind this cause and hopefully push everything into the right direction and start spreading some more positivity on all of these platforms," Matthews noted.