Man faces backlash after ‘choosing’ a football game over his friend’s wedding: ‘Please reconsider your priorities’

A husband is under fire for choosing a football game over his wife. 

He asked for advice on Reddit’s “Am I the A****** (AITA)” forum. He planned to attend his wife’s friend’s wedding. But when he learned it was on the same day of a so-called historic football game, he decided to bail. Now his wife is heartbroken. 

“AITA for choosing a football game over a wedding?” he explained. “So my wife’s friend has a wedding coming up this Sunday that is a few hours away from where we live. The bride is a close friend of my wife’s from college but I’ve only met her a handful of times and to be honest she kind of sucks. When we RSVP’d a year ago I wasn’t exactly thrilled. For anyone who follows football, this is a special, special week in sports history because Tom Brady is returning to play the New England Patriots.”

When he realized the game and the wedding were on the same day, he concocted a bit of a scheme. 

“To be honest I totally forgot about the wedding day until a few weeks ago and when I realized the date I was devastated but I didn’t know how to approach the wife,” he wrote. “I knew it would look bad so last week I reached out to her gay best friend Tito and asked if he had any plans for this Sunday. He didn’t and was actually thrilled at the idea of accompanying my wife as a plus one ’cause he loves dancing. So I floated this to her. And she flipped. She told me it was rude and disrespectful and also downplayed the importance of the game just like I knew she would. I told her Tito was happy to attend but she just gawked at me then started crying. I’m not going to the game, I’m watching on TV. And for those suggesting I tape it, I could but that’s not practical in the social media age.” 

Redditors felt the husband was totally wrong. 

“You are screwing up your marriage royally here and it’s unbelievable to me that you don’t see it. Please reconsider your priorities in life,” someone wrote

“It doesn’t matter how much you like this friend of your wife’s or how well you know her. This is part of being married,” another said

“You are letting your wife down for something you can record and watch later,” a person commented

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