If you’re going to lose, there are two routes. You could be dignified about it or you can go on the attack. One of those tends to work out better than the other. No one told Anna Burns Welker that, though.
Or maybe she just didn’t listen? The 2005 Miss Hooters pageant winner, which is evidently a thing, and wife of New England Patriots linebacker Wes Welker, wasn’t pleased when her husband’s failed to win the AFC Championship game, losing to the Baltimore Ravens.
She decided the best way to vent her frustration was through Facebook, posting a status update to her profile. There are several very effective ways to broadcast your disappointment with the end of a game. You could ridicule the officiating, belittle the other team or, even do as Gisele Bundchen did at last year’s Super Bowl and mock your husband’s own team for not carrying their weight.
In her post, which has since been deleted, Anna says, “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!”
In the interest of honesty, Lewis has not had four wives. In fact, he’s never been married. He did father children with four women, though.
Of course, Welker released an apology for her remarks Monday, saying, “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.
The Ravens will face the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl XLVII on February 3.