AFP - Model and actress Kate Upton took to Twitter to vent her fury on Wednesday after fiance Justin Verlander controversially missed out on a prestigious Cy Young Award.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Verlander was pipped for the honour - given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball - by Boston Red Sox right hander Rick Porcello in a vote that went down to the wire.
Porcello won even though Verlander earned more first place votes on the ballot, with 14 to eight.
The 33-year-old missed out on the prize because two baseball writers ignored Verlander on their five-pitcher ballots, skewing the results to give Porcello victory by 137 to 132 points.
It was the second-closest Cy Young award since 1970, when the prize's multi-player ballot was introduced.
While Porcello celebrated an award he described as "unbelievable," Upton could not hide her disgust at Verlander's near-miss.
"Hey I thought I was the only person allowed to **** @JustinVerlander ?! What 2 writers didn't have him on their ballot?" Upton wrote.
The 24-year-old then turned to Porcello to denigrate his achievement in a separate tweet.
"Sorry Rick but you didn't get any 1st place votes? you didn't win ... @MLB keep up with the times and fire those writers," she added.
She continued: "(Verlander) had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn't have him on their ballots?!! Can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB."
Verlander, however, offered a muted response to the controversy. "Just want to say thank you to all the @officialBBWAA who voted for me," he wrote.