Weather Alerts 10 View »

Packers cheerleader fights Facebook bullying, Bears fan removes photo

Jay Sorgi

Photo: Facebook

Packers cheerleader fights Facebook bullying, Bears fan removes photo

CREATED Feb. 7, 2013

GREEN BAY - A woman who was a cheerleader this past season for the Green Bay Packers is fighting back against bullying by apparent Chicago Bears fans.

PHOTO SLIDESHOW of the video Kaitlyn Collins recorded

Kaitlyn Collins says that on Feb. 4, someone uploaded a picture of her to the Chicago Bears Fan Facebook page.

The photo had the caption "Like if You Agree The Packers Have The Worst Cheerleaders In The NFL!"

Scroll down to watch her video about bullying against her on Facebook.

As of 8:55 a.m. Thursday, the photo had nearly 3,500 likes and more than 640 comments.

One of the comments, according to Collins, says "Doesn't get uglier.  Truly an eyesore."

Other comments had sexual connotations and vulgarity.

Apparently, many Bears fans joined in with Packers fans to denounce the comments.

Then, Collins posted her own video to fight the bullying.  

She says she asked Facebook to take down the post, but so far, they have not done so.

Recently retired Packers wide receiver Donald Driver and current Packers guard T.J. Lang have tweeted their support for her as well.

UPDATE: As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, the photo has been removed.

The fan page that originally posted the message posted a new message on their Facebook page saying -

"We understand that you are hard core fans, but there's no need for bullying. We apologize for any hard feelings and encourage everyone to keep this page as a fun experience. Go Bears!"

Watch the video below:

Check back for more on this story, and watch for reports in Milwaukee on TODAY'S TMJ4 and Newsradio 620 WTMJ.  NBC26 in Green Bay will have more on this story during Live at 5:00 and 6:00.

Loading...