, wife of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, in an Instagram Story on January 31. “The fact that you’re bringing my name onto tables I don’t sit at shows your obsession.
Stay bothered.”Long before or was endlessly debated about during ESPN segments, Mahomes, 28, has attracted a disproportionate degree of vitriol from football fans, who insist that—for some reason—her very presence is a scourge on the entire sport.
People say she’s too outgoing, too loud, too involved. One recent “transgression?” Asking a stadium employee for directions in a tone of voice that people didn’t like. “Mahomes' wife needs to get off her high horse,” Has Mahomes outwardly done anything that would warrant the level of petty hostility she routinely received?
Not that I can tell. Even if she really is as unbothered by the attacks as she claims to be, I, for one, am not. The internet loves to turn women—especially those who refuse to retreat into the background—into national punching bags and it's getting really, really old.The phenomenon of NFL fans projecting their myraid frustrations onto a player’s wife or girlfriend is a tale as old as the NFL itself, particularly if the WAG in question has her own name recognition.Read more on glamour.com