Most Vikings fans are familiar with Christian Ponder’s celebrity wife, Samantha. She is a sideline reporter on ESPN and enjoys interacting with her fans on Twitter. Every once in a while, a “fan” pushes it too far. One case of this is a tweet that Sam Ponder received from a guy named “Mikeford and Sons” after her husband had a poor performance in week 1 against the Detroit Lions. Here is the tweet:
For those of you who don’t remember, Steve McNair was murdered by his mistress in 2009 in what was considered a murder/suicide. Not only is it tasteless to bring up this absolute tragedy, but it wish it upon another person because of a game is absurd.
Samantha Ponder is a good sport and probably has to deal with messages like this on a constant basis, but hopefully the people who tweet her will be a little less insane in the future.