Mum hits back after video of her enthusiastic hug of 'proud' son at American football win goes viral
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A mother and her teenage son have hit back and defended an enthusiastic hug the pair shared after an American football game win.
Amber Wright had been celebrating after a game of American football where her son, 16-year-old Brixton, had been playing.
After the match she run up to him and hugged him, wrapping her legs around her son before he put her down, with the footage going viral afterwards.
The video drew some inappropriate comments online, with many people speculating about the hug, finding it odd.
But Amber and Brixton have now hit back at comments which made suggestions about their relationship, with the former explaining that she was 'proud' of her son after the game and had gone to give him a hug.
Amber also explained that it was also the first time that Brixton had worn a football jersey on the field with his late father's death date in early April, so he may have been more emotional than usual.
Speaking TODAY, she said: “I was so proud. I was a proud mom hugging her kid. I never expected it to turn into something where people are like, ‘You’re sexually abusing him! You're grooming him! I’m calling child protective services.'
“He was feeling emotional, and I think as his mom, I’m his safe space.
“I come from a very affectionate family. I hug my dad every time I see him. What you saw on the football field is just how we are. Brix will pick me up and squeeze me and then put me back down."
Amber had also posted on Instagram about the moment, which was clearly emotional for the pair.
She wrote: "This boy will forever and always have my entire heart. Gina captured the end of this moment, and I’m SO grateful.
"When I walked up to hug my baby boy after his game, he immediately picked me up and just held me. It may have been 20 seconds, 30 seconds, a minute, I have no idea. But in this moment, time stood completely still."
Brixton himself hit back at trolls with a response on Instagram and defended the hug with his mother.
He wrote: "How abt (sic) you leave my mom alone. She’s never abused me done anything sexual with me or my friends or groomed me.
"She’s my mom she is my hero the vid of us hugging was a HUG. Go bother someone else and maybe hug your own kids. You all need Jesus damn."