‘Bama Sugar Bowl Mom Gives Her Take On Attack On Oklahoma Fan
We now have a name to attach to the Sugar Bowl Alabama Mom that launched an attack on an Oklahoma Sooner fan at Thursday's Bowl game in New Orleans. Her name is Michelle Pritchett, a photographer from Sweet Water, Alabama.
What does Michelle have to say about the attack and subsequent viral video? According to Yellowhammernews,
“Everyone’s making me look like such a bad guy,” Pritchett said. “What I did was probably not the thing to do. But they were taunting us. They began by going after me. But then they crossed the line and started taunting my 16-year-old son.”
“It started off being friendly, just us going back and forth about the game,” Pritchett recalled. “But what ended up happening had nothing to do with the game. It escalated. When they said something to my son, I told them to shut their mouths. They were telling my son to come down there and ‘do something about it.’ I said, ‘no, that’s not going to happen. This crap needs to stop.’”
The first time she approached the Sooner fans, she says her husband pulled her back. But, when one of the Sooner fans called her "A stupid bitch", it was on...
Pritchett says she regrets that things got out of hand they way they did, but her biggest concern seems to be how 'Bama coach Nick Saban will react:
“I’m embarrassed. I love The Tide and I apologize to all the players and to Coach Saban and to the entire fan base. I’m sorry. Coach Saban’s going to say ‘those crazy fans don’t know how to act.’ And I wasn’t intoxicated either. I want people to know that. I’d had a couple of drinks, but I was not intoxicated.”
That being said, would she do what she did again, if the situation were to come up?
“I hate to say it, but I’d do it again if I had to. I’m not going to let anyone go after my son.”