Morgan Riddle, the girlfriend of American tennis pro Taylor Fritz, detailed her “scary” experience at Super Bowl 2024 on Sunday, in which she suffered a “panic attack” during the game in Las Vegas and was “harassed” by male fans over the course of the weekend.
Riddle spoke candidly about the harrowing ordeal in a series of Instagram Stories, even sharing a photo of herself in an Allegiant Stadium stall, where she spent the third quarter of the Chiefs’ eventual win over the 49ers “because I had a panic attack.”
“Wasn’t going to post about this but I actually think it’s important to. I can’t believe the levels of harassment we dealt with this weekend from grown men,” the fashion influencer, 26, wrote.
“In the last 3 days Ive been grabbed, gropped [sic], harassed, cat called incessantly — basically every few minutes when we were out in public. And it was really bad at the game today. We couldn’t even enjoy the game without getting bothered by drunk, rude, gross male fans. It’s extremely stressful and scary.”
In a separate slide, Riddle — who filmed herself in the stall — elaborated on an encounter she had at the game with a father and his child, stating, “He used his kid as a vehicle to try to hit on us.”
“His own son, a child, turned to him and said, ‘Dad, what are you doing?’ How do you think little boys become obnoxious men?” she wrote.
Riddle, who has 240,000 followers on Instagram, concluded the post with a message about the “gravity of [one’s] words and actions.”
“I have male sports fans who follow me and luckily I’ve never experienced something like this with tennis but I just hope any guy reading this understands the gravity of your words and actions. Were all just there to try and watch a football game,” Riddle said.
“Getting grabbed by grown men is scary and insensitive.”
Riddle, who has been dating Fritz since at least 2020, was most recently at the Australian Open.
She supported the 26-year-old Fritz, who reached the quarter-final round before being knocked out by Novak Djokovic.