Kansas City Chief’s tight end Travis Kelce is receiving major backlash from NFL fans after he shoved Kansas City Chief’s head coach Andy Reid during the Super Bowl.
Kelce’s meltdown occurred after the star tight end was angry he didn’t receive a pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes during a Chief’s offensive series.
In response to Kelce’s attitude for not getting the ball, Reid took Kelce out of the next play, which enraged Kelce and caused the 34-year-old tight end to shove and yell at Reid, who is 65 years old.
Travis Kelce looked less than enthused pic.twitter.com/yncKhjtNl4
— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) February 12, 2024
Per SB Nation:
The Super Bowl can lead to some wild moments, but nobody had Travis Kelce shoving and screaming at Andy Reid on their bingo card.
This came following the most up-and-down sequence of the Super Bowl for the Chiefs. Kelce felt he was open and was calling for the ball before Patrick Mahomes took a deep shot to Mecole Hardman, which was complete. At this point Reid took Kelce out of the game for the ensuing play, which ended up being a critical fumble by Isiah Pacheco, which took the wind out of the Chiefs’ sails.
Kelce was furious he wasn’t in the game on the play, seemingly believing he could have had some sort of impact on the fumble — or had the play called for him, rather than running the ball in the end zone.
Here how users on X responded to Kelce’s meltdown :
TRAVIS KELCE JUST ASSAULTED ANDY REID GET THIS THUG OFF THE FIELD pic.twitter.com/yBDeeLLVwz
— Philly Sports Sufferer (@mccrystal_alex) February 12, 2024
Travis Kelce nearly dropping 65-year-old Andy Reid…
WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM pic.twitter.com/3dBnph7E1K
— BronMuse (@BronMuse) February 12, 2024
Early in his career, Kece was beloved by NFL fans across the league, but after doing a Pfizer commercial and dating pop star Taylor Swift, NFL fans outside of Kansas City are no longer fond of the NFL star.