Matthew Stafford Finally Addresses His Reaction to Photographer’s Fall at Super Bowl Parade

Matthew Stafford didn’t look great following  a photographer falling during the Super Bowl Parade.

The optics were absolutely horrible,  as Matthew turned his head immediately after the photog fell. It showed another side to Stafford no one has ever really seen.


After some questioned Matthew’s reaction to the moment, Stafford expressed regret during the Feb. 22 episode of The Morning After With Kelly Stafford podcast. Stafford said the incident “happened really quickly and suddenly and unexpectedly.”

“I wish I had a better reaction in the moment. I didn’t,” he said. “I apologize to her for that. All in all, I’m glad she’s doing alright. One of those things that [you] try and train your actions to be a little bit better next time.”

Matthew’s wife also recounted the “awful” moment and shared her initial reaction to the unexpected and unplanned moment.

“Matthew looked at me and said, ‘Check her please,’ and turned around,” Kelly recalled. “I went straight to her. I could see that she was OK, kind of stayed there, went and got some help.”

They did follow up with her too:

“The next day, we wake up, [she’s] not OK. So Matthew actually texted her himself,” Kelly said. “And that’s kind of where the story ended a bit. But I do know that the reaction that the world saw in that split second, I do know that’s not what you wish would have been your reaction.”

That photographer who fell also took a fall on Twitter when she had some old racists Tweets exposed.

She has since deleted her account.

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