Fergie’s overbaked rendition of the national anthem at last season’s All-Star game drew plenty of backlash.
The lasting image: Warriors star Draymond Green staring off into space as Fergie went on and on, realizing the camera captured him looking befuddled then laughing at getting caught with that look on his face.
That didn’t sit well with Fergie’s husband, actor Josh Duhamel.
Kristine Leahy of Fox Sports 1:
I was pissed off at Draymond Green, first of all. I think he owed her an apology. I thought he was kind of a prick.
Just because he knew the camera was on him, and he snickered about. I just thought that, if he would have been a real man, he would have at least called her and said, “Listen, I’m sorry that I caused all this.”
That’s what a real man would have done, in my opinion.
I understand a husband defending his wife. I also empathize with Fergie, who tried her best. I can’t imagine receiving that level of mocking.
But Green didn’t cause anything. He had what appeared to be a genuine reaction to a wayward version of the song. If he wanted to apologize to Fergie for adding to her embarrassment, he could have. But he didn’t drive the response to her performance. Her performance took care of that on its own.
Mostly, I bet Green is just happy to have a feud with crossover appeal.