Whether it was because of DeflateGate or just dynasty fatigue, a lot of folks did not want to see Patriots Coach Bill Belichick celebrating another Super Bowl victory. But it’s likely that even New England fans would have preferred not to have seen Belichick celebrating another Super Bowl victory by laying a big ol’ lips-to-lips smooch on his … daughter.
At least that seemed to be the predominant reaction on the Internet once a photo by Matt Slocum of the Associated Press, taken right after the Pats had beaten the Seahawks, began making the rounds.
Take a guess. Is this Bill Belichick's wife or daughter? (HINT: It's his daughter, and he's a creep) pic.twitter.com/JIzengNCGO
— Mike Flynn (@MFlynn32) February 2, 2015
wait a minute…that’s Belichick’s DAUGHTER?? pic.twitter.com/AHasBXxRoj
— Roy White III (@RDubThree) February 2, 2015
I HATE THE SEAHAWKS EVEN MORE FOR GIVING THAT GAME AWAY BECAUSE IT PROMPTED BELICHICK MAKING OUT WITH HIS DAUGHTER pic.twitter.com/PuzrDncqHl
— Cleveland's Very Own (@Matty_Bandziel) February 2, 2015
Since Seattle didn't #runthedamnball, Americans have to see Bill Belichick kiss his daughter in the mouth smh. Gross
— Bass Reeves (@sheltoneus) February 2, 2015
Bill Belichick And His Daughter: "That's so sweet" -Woody Allen pic.twitter.com/5D5tEx9HbQ
— Richard Shermans Ego (@NotShermanLOB) February 2, 2015
Bill Belichick, you just won the Super Bowl! What are you gonna do next? - Passionately make out with my daughter! pic.twitter.com/TH3SG3PrkB
— Mentality Mag (@MentalityMag) February 2, 2015
Amanda Belichick, 30, is — go figure — also a head coach, of the Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team. According to an etiquette expert rounded up by the New York Daily News, the younger Belichick is well past the age at which such a kiss is appropriate in public.
“Adult parents should probably not be kissing their adult children on the lips, in public,” Elaine Swann told Daily News. “We are judged by the way be behave so we have to be mindful of how we’re perceived by others when we’re in a public place, no matter what you’re celebrating.” …
“Doing a quick bit of research on Bill here, his grandparents are from Croatia and the culture there, they’re very hands-on. Men kiss men. Women kiss women,” she said. “Here in the U.S. it can be seen as taboo; however, we have to remember that America is a melting pot of a ton of different cultures.”
Fair enough. Certainly, Bill Belichick’s press conferences give plenty of people the impression that he’s an emotionless, football-coaching android of some kind, so it’s nice to know that he has so much love for his family, and that a major event like a Super Bowl win can move him to a moment of great affection.
It’s just that no one really wanted to see the love that the coach has for his family shown in quite that way.
Bill belichick kissing his daughter got me like pic.twitter.com/ST8EZhcpO0
— nope (@maggiemoron) February 2, 2015
Ummm excuse me while I go vomit after seeing the picture of Belichick and his daughter
The pic of coach belichick kissing his daughter is the grossest/scariest thing I've ever seen on the Internet
— bay blade (@bayhubacher) February 3, 2015