A photo of a Green Bay Packers cheerleader apparently posted by Chicago Bears fans was removed from Facebook after it sparked cyberbullying attacks.
A photo of Kaitlyn Collins, who was a cheerleader this past season for the Green Bay Packers, was uploaded to an unofficial Chicago Bears Fan Facebook page, WTMJ Newsradio reported.
“Doesn’t get uglier. Truly an eyesore.”
- Comment posted to Chicago Bears Fan Facebook page
According to the station, the photo had the caption “Like if You Agree the Packers Have the Worst Cheerleaders in the NFL!”
Many of the comments, which numbered 640 before the photo was removed, were negative and vulgar.
One of the comments, Collins told WTMJ, said, “Doesn’t get uglier. Truly an eyesore.”
Many Bears and Packers fans joined forces to denounce the bullying, and retired Packers player Donald Driver and current Packers guard T.J. Lang tweeted their support for Collins.
For her part, Collins posted an anti-bullying video on her Facebook page.