A footnote (pun not intended but what the hell) to the recent Donald Driver charity softball game arose from an incident involving a cleat that was thrown by Driver to a boy — and that was intercepted by a grown woman, who ripped it away like she was taking a bone out of a dog’s mouth.
The issue, captured on video, created enough of a stir within the handiwork of Al Gore’s secret laboratory to prompt the woman to apologize publicly, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
That’s right. A woman who was in the stands after a charity softball game and who snatched a shoe away from a boy has released a public statement of apology.
Ridiculous as it seems, she apparently felt compelled to do something to end the heavy criticism that she was receiving. The fact that she resides in a small Wisconsin town where pretty much everyone had seen or heard about what she did likely was a factor, too.
While the woman has said she’ll give the boy the shoe, Driver has said via Twitter that the boy has been given “new cleats, a jersey and baseball bat.”
Driver also wants folks to leave the cleat-snatcher alone. “Let’s remember the woman who grabbed the cleat from Stephen is human,” Driver said via Twitter. “We all make mistakes. Stephen is happy and that’s what matters most!”
Stephen is indeed happy. Which is far better than being flabbergasted. Or needing an explanation. Or being shocked and/or perplexed.