It wasn't a warm welcome back to the Motor City for the Stafford family during the Wild Card tilt on Jan. 14. The No. 6 seed Los Angeles Rams traveled to play the No. 3 seed Detroit Lions but the fans gave it to them.
Matthew Stafford's wife Kelly posted an Instagram story that showed fans booing her and her daughters as they walked onto Ford Field.
The video displayed Stafford and her daughters walking onto the field holding hands and being showered by boos.
The entire situation was rough for the family, especially for their daughters who didn't understand what was happening. They have a five-year-old Hunter, three-year-old Tyler, and six-year-old twins Sawyer and Chandler. The situation impacted Hunter the most.
“My girls are not getting booed, I am, and I can handle it, but when I have my girls next to me there is something to be said, like, maybe not." Kelly said in her "The Morning After" podcast. "Hunter was in tears. I go, ‘Guys they’re not booing you, they’re booing mommy … They want their Lions to win.’"
Kids that are so young don't understand why they are receiving such negative feedback when they just walking on the field to watch their dad play.
Kelly seemed to post this story in response to fans questioning what she and her daughters experienced in the contest.
This was Stafford's first time returning to the Motor City since being dealt to the Los Angeles Rams in January 2021. The Georgia product played in Detroit for 12 years and put up 45,109 passing yards and 282 touchdowns.
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