The only people more classless than the Patriots after a crushing loss, it seems, are the Patriots’ wives. We know of the Ballad of Gisele after Super Bowl XLVI, but today, a new song was sung by Wes Welker’s wife, Anna Burns Welker. Totally pissed at the Pats’ stunning elimination in the AFC title game, she took her rage out on Facebook.
Unlike Ms. Bundchen, Burns Welker took some sort of high road, chewing out Wes’s opponent, not his teammate. Also unlike Ms. Bundchen, she mocked Ray Lewis for being an alleged murderer.
Say what you will about Lewis — the man has many qualities, being acquitted for murder charges among them. But what Burns Welker said on Facebook has to be in the top five things you shouldn’t say on Facebook. And there are so many things you shouldn’t say on Facebook.
If nothing, the Patriots WAGs are a supportive bunch, but as we know, you’ve got to give these things time to marinate and give yourself time to cool down. Every single thought in your head an hour after your favorite team loses a big game should absolutely stay there. Up to now, I could only imagine what the wife of one of the players on this team could possibly be thinking. Now I know.
You’ve probably thought similar things after a tough loss, maybe even said them in the privacy of your own home or to a few friends and family. You aren’t Wes Welker’s wife, though. And if you did air your dirty laundry out on the Internet, you still aren’t Wes Welker’s wife.
Larry Brown Sports, from whom we spotted this morsel, recently received an apology from Burns Welker. Not surprisingly, it is a cool, mild-mannered, level-headed approach to the game her husband and his team lost Sunday night.
“I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook,” Burns told Larry Brown Sports in a statement. “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.”
One of my favorite things about the internet is that “momentary frustration” isn’t even a thing. Everything around these parts is permanent. The apology was a nice touch, but we will always have that patented Patriots WAG tirade.
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