The girlfriend of US tennis star Taylor Fritz has spoken out about her “scary” experience at the Super Bowl after being “groped” and “harassed” by male NFL fans.
Morgan Riddle, who has dated No. 9 Fritz for four years, was in Las Vegas this weekend with some friends to watch the Kansas City Chiefs pick up a thrilling 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night.
However, despite enjoying both the game and the halftime show, headlined by R&B star Usher, the American influencer revealed that she had an “extremely stressful” time at Allegiant Stadium after being harassed by several male fans.” drunk.”
Riddle detailed her traumatic experience on Instagram after Sunday’s game, admitting that it caused her to have a panic attack in the bathroom during the third quarter after other spectators “grabbed and groped” her.
“I wasn’t going to post about this, but I think it’s important to do so,” he wrote. ‘I can’t believe the levels of harassment we faced this weekend from men.
American tennis star Taylor Fritz’s girlfriend opens up about her ‘scary’ Super Bowl experience
Morgan Riddle, who has dated world No. 9 Fritz for four years, says she was harassed by several male fans while at the game in Las Vegas.
The American influencer even had a panic attack in the bathroom because of the ordeal
Riddle, pictured at a Formula One event on Thursday, was in Las Vegas for Super Bowl week.
‘In the last 3 days I was grabbed, groped (sic), harassed and called incessantly, basically every few minutes when we were in public. And today he was really bad in the game.
“We couldn’t even enjoy the game without being bothered by drunk, rude, rude male fans. It’s extremely stressful and scary.”
Riddle also recalled a father who used his son as a ‘vehicle’ in an attempt to flirt with her and her friends at Allegiant Stadium.
She captioned a video showing her crying in the bathroom: “There was a father at the game with his son who looked like he was about 10. He used his son as a vehicle to try to flirt with us, and his own son, a boy, was He turned to him and said, “Dad, what are you doing?” How do you think little boys become unpleasant men?
“I have male sports fans who follow me and fortunately I have never experienced anything like this with tennis, but I hope that anyone reading this understands the gravity of their words and actions. We are all there simply to try to watch a football match ”.
“Being grabbed by grown men is scary and insensitive.”
Riddle returned to his seat in the fourth quarter as Kansas City became the first team to retain the Super Bowl for nearly two decades in Las Vegas, where they prevailed thanks to Mecole Hardman Jnr’s game-winning touchdown in the final three seconds of the half. extra.
The likes of Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift, Jason Kelce and Patrick Mahomes headed to a Las Vegas nightclub to celebrate the Chiefs’ victory.
She watched from the stands as the Kansas City Chiefs retained the Super Bowl.
Riddle recently supported her world No. 9 boyfriend, Fritz, throughout the Australian Open.
Riddle, who has been dubbed the “first lady of tennis” thanks to her glamorous appearances on court, was also recently forced to defend herself after being accused of “overdressing” at the Australian Open.
“I don’t think you can overdress at all,” the influencer told Harper’s BAZAAR Australia.
“No matter where you go, overdressing is just a social construct and I prefer to ignore it.”
Riddle was born in Poland but grew up in Minnesota before moving to Los Angeles.
She graduated from Wagner College in New York City with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature in 2019 and then worked as a social media director for a fashion brand.