Morgan Riddle, the girlfriend of Taylor Fritz, recently shared disturbing experiences from her time at the NFL Super Bowl 2024, revealing she endured a panic attack due to being “harassed” by “adult males.”
While attending the Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, February 11, Riddle, a well-known social media personality, encountered distressing situations.
Taylor Fritz, the top-ranked American tennis player, was not present at the game. Fritz had last competed in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Australian Open and is preparing to defend his title at the upcoming Delray Beach Open.
The event was attended by numerous celebrities, including Taylor Swift and Blake Lively, as well as Ayan Broomfield, the girlfriend of Frances Tiafoe.
However, Riddle’s experience at the event was far from enjoyable, as she disclosed in a recent post. Following the victory of the Kansas City Chiefs, the 26-year-old shared that she spent the third quarter of the game in the stadium’s bathroom, overwhelmed by a panic attack.
Riddle explained on Instagram, with a photo of herself in tears, that she felt compelled to speak out about the “frightening” and “disgusting” behavior she and a friend faced from “inebriated” male fans in Las Vegas.
Despite her initial reluctance, she stressed the importance of sharing her ordeal, detailing the constant harassment, including being grabbed, groped, and catcalled, that she faced over the weekend.
“The level of harassment we faced from men this weekend was unbelievable. In the last three days, I’ve been grabbed, groped, harassed, and catcalled non-stop whenever we were out in public,” she wrote.
“And it was really terrible at the Super Bowl game today. We couldn’t even enjoy the game without being bothered by drunk, rude, disgusting male fans. It’s extremely stressful and frightening,” she added.
“I’ve never experienced something like this with tennis” – Taylor Fritz’s girlfriend Morgan Riddle
Morgan Riddle later posted a video where she was visibly distraught, recounting a troubling event where a father, in the presence of his roughly 10-year-old son, made inappropriate advances towards her and her friend.
“At the game, there was this dad with his young son, around 10, who shamelessly flirted with us using his child as a pretext. Even his son asked him, ‘Dad, what are you doing?’ It really makes you wonder how young boys grow up to be disrespectful men,” she shared on Instagram.
Riddle has openly discussed the derogatory and sexist comments she faces from male tennis fans. Yet, she mentioned she had “fortunately” not encountered such misconduct within the tennis community.
“In my interactions with male sports fans, especially from tennis, I’ve fortunately never had to deal with this kind of behavior,” she reflected on her experience at the NFL Super Bowl.
Fritz’s partner made a heartfelt plea to her male audience, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the impact of their actions and words.
“I really hope any man reading this realizes how significant your actions and words can be. We’re just there to enjoy the football game. Being physically intimidated by adult men is frightening, and I’m vulnerable,” she emphasized.