Lions coach Jim Schwartz has denied reports that he yelled at Detroit fans who were booing his decision to play for overtime at the end of the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Giants. But the girlfriend of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is openly criticizing the fans.
As she watched her boyfriend throw away the game on Sunday, Stafford’s girlfriend, Kelly Hall, took to Twitter to complain that the fans shouldn’t boo. Hall wrote that it didn’t even feel like a home game for the Lions, considering the way the Detroit fans were treating the team.
You wouldn't even know we were playing at home the way these fans are booing our home team. #unbelievable—
Kelly Hall (@kellybhall) December 22, 2013
That created a bit of a stir online, and Hall apparently found the whole thing funny, as her only tweet since then was this:
Kelly Hall (@kellybhall) December 23, 2013
But while Hall may find it funny, Stafford shouldn’t. Over the last six games, the Lions have gone 1-5 and lost fourth-quarter leads in all five losses. A big reason for the Lions’ meltdown is that Stafford has thrown 12 interceptions and fumbled six times in those six games. If Stafford’s girlfriend doesn’t want to hear booing, she should tell Matt to take better care of the football.