"So Matthew Stafford is an a**hole" - NFL fans upset with QB's reaction to photographer falling off stage in Super Bowl parade
Many were excited to see Matthew Stafford win his first Super Bowl with the L.A. Rams, but those feelings quickly evaporated after seeing an incident that took place at the Rams parade.
A reporter fell off stage in front of Matthew Stafford and the star quarterback turned away and did nothing to help.
Now, some fans have pointed out that Matthew Stafford may have been drunk during that time, but what Matthew Stafford didn't do made headlines across social media.
Jeff certainly didn't think much of Stafford after he turned his back on this female photographer.
Tundera Elkhound took it a step further and thinks the photographer, who was paid to take pics of Stafford and his wife, should sue him.
Others have even lower opinions of Stafford right now.
Jeff continued to drag Stafford despite the fact that there is news that he may be paying for the injured photographer's medical bills.
If Matthew Stafford thought he would get off the hook that easily, he thought wrong. Lots of fans are upset that he did nothing in the beginning to help the young woman that was injured trying to do her job.
Still, there were plenty of fans who came to Stafford's rescue and attempted to blame his actions on him being drunk.
Matthew Stafford has some defenders
Matthew Stafford didn't exactly come off looking like a hero in this situation, but a lot of fans came to his defense after the incident took place, even mentioning that he was reportedly paying for her medical bills.
Jason G. wanted to remind people that Stafford was drunk and that was probably the main reason he didn't help in the first place.
VerbalMilk also wanted to remind others that he is paying her medical bills now.
According to reports, Stafford is indeed paying the medical bills of the young photographer, which is noble of him.
Some fans, however, aren't buying Stafford's noble act and still think he was a jerk for not helping in the first place.
Fans like King Canelo think it's too little, too late.
Pilicous agreed that Stafford's gesture holds very little meaning right now.
X-CaliNativeLA thinks everyone should lay off the star quarterback and remember that he didn't push her and that this was still an accident.
Whatever the outcome, Stafford didn't push her and the consensus is that he was too drunk to recognize what had happened and that's why he didn't help her in the first place,
But after recognizing his mistake, he is helping her out now, so you've got to give him at least a little credit for trying to amend his mistake.