That’s a wild ride already, man. Who doesn’t love a good pretzel-chucking story?
Matt Stafford, the Los Angeles Rams’ new quarterback this season, was facing the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night when apparently there was enough smack-talking in the stands that his wife decided to take matters into her own hands. Hands that were holding a pretzel at the time:
Matt Stafford’s wife, Kelly, is apologizing for chucking a pretzel at a fan during the Rams vs. 49ers game … calling it all a “weak moment.” https://t.co/crrqBQz3C7
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 17, 2021
Per TMZ’s muckraking, Stafford addressed the incident in a comment on social media, writing, “I’m an idiot. He was saying a bunch of things that were aggressive towards our crew but zero excuse. I tried to apologize, but in the end knew I was wrong. Will always stand up for my guy and everyone I love, but obviously needed to do it completely different! I’m embarrassed too! Sorry you had to witness me in my weak moment!”
No word yet on the size, softness, and/or salt content of the pretzel. Are we talking a really big and hard Bavarian with a ton of salt? That could do some damage. But if it was just a little soft one with minimal salt, I mean, what are we really doing here.
The real lesson is something ‘The Simpsons’ taught us years ago. If you’re going to have pretzels available at a sports event, you better be careful to manage the crowd’s hostility.