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Finger-giving Heat fan apologizes, says she’s distressed

May 16, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

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Remember Filomena Tobias? The woman who flipped off Joakim Noah will soon have her 15 minutes of fame run out, but she’s making one more public stand by speaking through her attorney. Via Gossip Extra:

“Ms. Tobias has been a devoted Miami Heat fan for as long as she can remember, and like many other devoted fans, she unfortunately allowed her passion for the team to disregard proper fan etiquette.  She is only human, and her emotions got the best of her,” Barbuto wrote after consulting with Tobias.

“She offers her genuine apologies to anyone she has offended, and she requests that her privacy, as well as the privacy of her family, be respected at this time.”

“Ms. Tobias is distressed at the needless national attention this incident has garnered and the unwarranted invasion of privacy by the press into her personal life, including the malicious and untrue reporting about her husband’s tragic passing,” Barbuto’s statement reads.

“What started as a simple and ill-mannered gesture that was made towards a member of the opposing team who had just been ejected, has now transformed into a very ugly and despicable intrusion into Ms. Tobias’ past.

If there’s a lesson here, it’s don’t get photographed giving the finger to an NBA player after being accused of murdering your husband. People might talk about it, which will force you to pay a lawyer to bring you more publicity.

  1. captainwisdom8888 - May 16, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    “Now that this has adversely affected me in a significant way, I’m sorrrrryyyyyyyy.”

    Dumb broad.

    • andrewproughcfe - May 16, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      >”If there’s a lesson here, it’s don’t get photographed giving the finger to an NBA player after being accused of murdering your husband. People might talk about it, which will force you to pay a lawyer to bring you more publicity.”

      Funniest PBT writing ever!

  2. micknangold - May 16, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    She probably killed him.

  3. zacksdad - May 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Her dead husband probably said something bad about the Heat and she got mad. So stay out of her personal life when she possibly murdered her husband. It is personal to her and none of our business.

  4. pl4tinum514 - May 16, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Maybe stop making public comments if you want to stay out of the media, dumb$hit.

  5. reesesteel23 - May 16, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    She’ not the first to this and will not be the last. She was just in a good spot for cameras to catch it lol. Hilarious

  6. reesesteel23 - May 16, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    She’s not the first to this and will not be the last. She was just in a good spot for cameras to catch it lol. Hilarious

  7. 1972wasalongtimeago - May 16, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Did her lawyerreally say, “……. like many other devoted fans, she unfortunately allowed her passion for the team to disregard proper fan etiquette.”?

    So the lawyer’s going with the “I might be an A-Hole, but I’m not the only A-Hole” Defense?

    Can you imagine, “Sure my client got drunk and beat his wife. But there are thousands of other drunk dudes out there doing exactly the same thing Judge. He just loves her so much that just for a second he disregarded human decency. So will you please let my client go home now? This has really been an inconenience for him. Thank you.”

  8. tdl8 - May 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    “Ms. Tobias has been a devoted Miami Heat fan for as long as she can remember”

    She must have a really short memory because even I can remember when she became a Heat fan… 10-11 when LeBron went to South Beach! Just like the millions of other band wagon fans that chase rings by pulling for the team most likely to win it!
    The origin of a Heat fan:
    2007 Spurs fan!
    2008 Celtics fan!
    2009 Lakers fan!
    2010 Lakers fan!
    2011 Mavericks fan!
    2012-present Heat fan!

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