While the fans behavior is reprehensible, Giselle (as opposed to other football wives) is a public figure. She has had cameras in her face since she was a teenager and should, by now, know how to handle it.
It is inexcusable, to me, for her to throw her husband's teammates under the bus. She could easily have defended her husband without doing so. Better yet, she could have kept silent and maybe, just maybe, someone would have written about her grace under pressure (but I doubt it).
But there weren't cameras around when she said this. This is all based on hearsay at this point.
That attitude bothers me in general though. Yeah, she's a public figure and should be used to being in the spotlight, but why isn't she allowed to have an opinion? Or get upset? She definitely could have handled it better but why are celebs expected to keep silent about things and the rest of the world isn't? Why do we expect celebs to act as if nothing ever bothers them? It's unrealistic and very unfair. I guess I am finding myself more and more annoyed with this idea that celebs are open targets for everyone but heaven forbid one actually gives it back. According to what we know, she was defending herself and her husband from rabid, rude, possibly drunk Pat's fans; She wasn't having a diva fit in public.
And you're right, if she had kept silent, no one would have written about how graceful she was. Instead, someone would likely accusing her of not going to bat for her husband.
I think both points have validity.
I personally have very little patience for celebrities who moan that they can't even get a coffee without being photographed. That's a well known facet of celebrity life, and very few people become celebrities by accident, so if you didn't want to deal with paps, you shouldn't have pursued this particular career. There is, of course, a line, but generally, I think celebrities should expect to 'on display', so to speak, when they are out in public (just the celeb, though, not their children or families).
Of course Giselle can say whatever she wants but surely by now she must realise that a lot of what she says will travel around the world and she will have to deal with the backlash. I'm not saying that it's cool or fair, but that's the case.
In this particular instance, thought, I've changed my mind and I'm one hundred per cent behind her. If someone blamed me for my partner's bad work solely on my presnce, I would probably lose it too.