Scott Swan/Eyewitness News
Indianapolis - The teenager booed at the Colts game Sunday because she wore a Patriots jersey will get plenty of cheers this weekend. The Patriots will honor 15-year-old Anna Grant at the AFC championship game one week after she was showered with boos in Indianapolis.
The Punt, Pass and Kick Champions heard cheers when they were introduced at the RCA Dome last Sunday. But the 15-year-old girl wearing the Patriots jersey got an earful of boos from some Colts fans.
"It didn't bother me at all," Anna said, grinning. "I knew what it was for. I just laughed along with it; thought it was funny." She says she understood the boos were meant for her jersey, not her.
Since the boos, the high school freshman has been the talk at school and on radio and television.
"I've become a small-town celebrity," said Anna, who is from New Hampshire. "I come home from school every day and find many messages on my home phone and I have to call back all these reporters and newspapers and radio stations."
The owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft, felt badly about the reception the teen got in Indy, so she's getting tickets to the AFC championship game on Sunday.
"Our whole family was invited to the game. We have tickets. They want to take me out on the field as the guest captain for the coin toss. That's pretty exciting," said Anna.
WTHR also wanted to set things right so that Anna and her family have a good impression of Hoosier hospitality, so we're giving her an Indianapolis 500 prize package including VIP tickets to the race, 500 Festival Parade, a chance to go around the oval as well as some shirts and hats. Anna's reaction? "Wow! Thank you so much!"
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