Matthews, 26, celebrated Kansas City’s thrilling overtime win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday by spraying a bottle of champagne over a crowd of Chiefs’ fans at Arrowhead Stadium, but the move was quickly shut down by fans on social media who called the celebration “reckless.”
Matthews shared a number of tweets supporting her and responded in her own tweet on Monday saying: “I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week.”
The following day, seemingly still getting hate for the champagne shower, Matthews responded again.
“Hate is a very strong word to just be thrown at someone you don’t even know,” her tweet read.
Matthews and Mahomes’ younger brother, Jackson Mahomes, have been heavily criticized throughout the 2021 season.
In October, the pair were slammed on social media for posing for a picture standing on the memorial logo of former Washington player Sean Taylor, who was killed in 2007 during a home invasion.
Jackson Mahomes also filmed a TikTok dancing on Taylor’s memorial logo. Both Mahomes and Matthew later issued an apology.