This was Wes and Anna Welker after the 2012 Super Bowl, but chances are their mood's the same today. (Getty Im …
We understand being upset when your team loses. Everybody is. And we understand taking to Facebook to vent your frustration. Plenty of people do that, and get plenty of "Like"s for doing so. But when your favorite team happens to feature your husband as a prominent member, and when you attack the opposition in no uncertain terms, well ... it tends to make news.
In the hours after the Patriots lost the AFC championship, Wes Welker's wife, Anna, had the following to say on Facebook: "Proud of my husband and the Pats. By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis' Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player! A true role model!"
You can understand why Mrs. Welker would be so frustrated; she's not the only one conflicted about the praise being lavished on the controversial (and, over her husband's team, victorious) Ray Lewis. Alas, there will be much more to deal with before the game is over.
Later, Anna Welker apologized, saying in a statement, "I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook. I let the competitiveness of the game and the comments people were making about a team I dearly love get the best of me. My actions were emotional and irrational and I sincerely apologize to Ray Lewis and anyone affected by my comment after yesterday’s game.
“It is such an accomplishment for any team to make it to the NFL playoffs, and the momentary frustration I felt should not overshadow the accomplishments of both of these amazing teams.”
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Well, that sounds a little lawyer-processed, but so be it. This, of course, is reminiscent of last year's incident involving Tom Brady's wife Gisele Bundchen. After Brady's Patriots lost to the New York Giants, hecklers taunted Bundchen, who responded with, "My husband cannot [expletive] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time."
Hey, at least Anna Welker went after the other team. Small victories.
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