Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is catching warmth for showing to indicate a scarcity of empathy for a photographer who fell off a stage whereas taking a photograph of Stafford and his spouse.
The incident occurred throughout a victory rally on the L.A. Coliseum to have fun the Rams successful the Tremendous Bowl on Sunday.
NFL photographer Kelly Smiley backed as much as take a photograph of Stafford and his spouse, Kelly, on stage when she fell backwards off the 8-foot platform.
The conventional, human response could be to examine on the injured particular person. Nevertheless, Stafford turned his again and walked away whereas taking a sip from a water bottle.
Stafford’s spouse, Kelly, a former cheerleader who was recognized with a mind tumor in 2019, confirmed a extra human response by strolling over to the sting of the stage to examine on Smiley.
Smiley later took to social media to say she fractured her backbone and was carrying a again brace. “Each my cameras broke however I am okay,” she wrote.
Social media customers ripped the narcissistic quarterback for strolling away after Smiley fell.
One Twitter person wrote: “[He] circled like nothing occurred and walked away like nothing occurred. Wow.”
One other person tweeted: “[T]this is extra footage, he doesn’t a single factor whereas his spouse was close to the sting of the stage trying involved. This does not imply he is a villain however positively not a very good look both.”
Rams staff officers took to social media to problem a press release on behalf of Matthew and Kelly Stafford, saying they’d pay all of Smiley’s hospital payments and buy new digital camera tools for the injured photographer.
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