Perhaps Wes Welker’s wife was just caught up in the moment. After all, the Patriots were just blown out by Ray Lewis and the Ravens’ 28-13 on their home turf.
There is such thing as speaking too soon, but does the same apply with Facebook? In other words, can you post something prior to coherently thinking it through?
That seems to have been the case with Anna Welker.
Following the Patriots’ loss, Mrs. Welker took to Facebook to do some post-game venting. However, she chose to bash arguably the most intimidating player in the entire Ravens’ organization – Ray Lewis.
Now whether Lewis appeals to you or not, there is no denying that he is one of the greatest linebackers to ever play the game. Yes, he may have done some things that he isn’t proud of, but is it fair for her to attack him personally behind her computer?
Here is what Welker posted on her Facebook page following the Patriots’ loss to Baltimore:
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!”
If I was Wes, I would be urging my wife to apologize swiftly – and apologize is what she has done.
Anna hastily issued a statement to Larry Brown Sports recanting her earlier post about Lewis. She made public the following apology:
I am 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.”
I am sure that Anna was sincere in her apology, and I am almost for certain that Lewis has already forgiven her. We all, at one point or another, have been too caught up in the moment and we may say or do things that we later regret – mostly under the influence of alcohol, right (but sometimes not)?
I am not particularly a big fan of Tom Brady, or Wes Welker for that matter, but I would never take to social media to personally belittle either one of them. Wait a minute, why yes, yes I absolutely would – and did. Actually, I believe that during the New England-Baltimore game I tweeted something to the effect of “screw Welker,” in not such nice words.
Nevertheless, Welker was simply defending her husband, as I am sure any wife would do.