A little harsh, but still hilarious. Anna Grant, a 14-year-old from Stratham, NH (20 miles from Foxboro) won her division of the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition. Naturally, like other winners, she wore her favorite team's jersey for the award presentation.
One problem, she was wearing a Patriots jersey and Colts fans, surprisingly paying attention, booed her. They booed a 14-year-old PPK champion. Fine work.
Don't worry, she'll have her moment for applause - although she took the booing in stride anway. The Patriots will be honoring her this weekend before the game.
Nice work by Robert Kraft, but he's being a little sanctimonious with his criticism of the Colts fans.
"Why should a champion be booed?" the boss of the three-time Super Bowl winners said Tuesday. "She won an intensive competition. She's supposed to be honored."Is there any doubt this would have happened in New England with the winner wearing a Colts jersey. In Oakland? Count on in. In Cleveland? Absolutely. You name the city and they'd boo a rival jersey ... yes, even in Boston.
"What I decided is that we would honor her here before this game," Kraft said in an interview in his office filled with photos, footballs and other memorabilia. "We will recognize her as the winner on the field. Our fans will know."