Wednesday, February 8, 2012

COMMENTARY: Gisele Bundchen's Unkind Words Come Back to Haunt Her

Last Sunday night -- following the New England Patriots 21-17 loss to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl -- Gisele Bundchen, the Brazilian supermodel and wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, acted unprofessionally.

As she was leaving the stadium after the game, some Giants' fans were belittling her husband, because of the Patriots' loss. Bundchen replied to them, "You need to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball. My husband cannot [expletive deleted] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."

Several people in the Patriots organization said that Bundchen's remarks were out of line and violated a "code of brotherhood" by bashing Brady's teammates.

Although she was annoyed by the Giants' fans bad-mouthing her husband, Bundchen would have been wiser if she just ignored them, and left the stadium without responding to them.

By responding to them -- and especially since she used the "F" word in doing so -- Bundchen lost the respect of many of her former followers. Moreover, she was out of line in blaming Patriots' receivers for the Patriots' loss.

On Tuesday -- two days after the Super Bowl -- New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs told reporters that Bundchen "just needs to continue to stay cute and shut up."

While we do not agree with Jacobs' crude choice of words regarding Bundchen, we do believe that it would behoove Bundchen if she kept her opinions to herself in the future, instead of being critical of Patriots players.

Then and only then will Bundchen be able to regain the plethora of respect that she has lost, as a result of her unrefined and unprofessional words after the Super Bowl.