Patrick Mahomes’ girlfriend Brittany Matthews once again found herself at the center of a media firestorm this past week.
Last Sunday, following a memorable showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills that saw the former prevail, Matthews opted to celebrate by spraying the crowd below her with champagne.
Understandably, that irked some folks.
Matthews decided to respond to the criticism she received last week by jumping aboard an initiative to paint her in a more positive light.
This tweet largely speaks for itself:
I will be personally matching the donation made to Red Card KC I appreciate the KC Community! https://t.co/tkPePzstef
— Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) January 28, 2022
While the cause Matthews has committed herself to is obviously a noble one, the strings attached led to some social media disagreement.
A lot of fans felt like the charitable initiative was simply an excuse to promote Matthews in a more positive light amid recent controversies.
Hilarious “I’m can’t be obnoxious I donate to charity” move. I’m loving this saga, still think she should go full heel, and take matching proceeds to spend it on champagne https://t.co/WlcLRFf7AJ
— Tommy Two Shoes (@Ruby_Tuesdays1) January 28, 2022
Imagine spraying fans and then turning into the victim. That white gonna white. https://t.co/dO8M9WWGkD
— W-E-B-B-I-E DuBois (@dBdaSportsGuru) January 28, 2022
Making shirts for anti-bullying
Yet gets banned from TikTok for bullying
This family is ass backwards its so painful https://t.co/PvXpGaW3TV
— Foobz (@andrew_faubert) January 28, 2022
You mean Patrick Mahomes will be matching the donation? https://t.co/jqmse7dLxb
— Kirk Cousins is Elite (Vikings 8-9) (@Footbal3Frankie) January 28, 2022
That said, some folks appreciated Matthews’ move.
— tea (@tearsten) January 28, 2022
If you don’t see the good she brings to our City unfollowww meee. We are lucky to have her here. Also be nice https://t.co/NXJeKtFJg6
— Courtney Baker (@LilBakkerr) January 28, 2022
Matthews has often found herself as a divisive figure in recent years.
It feels like if Matthews is in the news these days, it’s either for the backlash she’s receiving or for doing something risqué like her infamous twerking video or the time she and Mahomes got really frisky on a boat.
Erin Andrews kept it real. https://t.co/tRrUHhKeaG
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 27, 2022
For better or worse, she likely isn’t going anywhere any time soon.