Travis Kelce sparks controversy after ‘unacceptable’ act during Super Bowl | Top Vip News


Travis Kelce is facing criticism after shoving his Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid in a furious exchange during Super Bowl LVIII.

Star tight end Kelce would end his night in Las Vegas with another Super Bowl title while celebrating with his girlfriend Taylor Swift after the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime.

Kelce made several key plays to help the Chiefs rally late, as he provided a reliable target for quarterback Patrick Mahomes to win a third Super Bowl in five seasons.

But when the 49ers led at halftime, it looked like Kelce’s night would be defined by his fight with Reid when the tight end exploded at the Chiefs coach late in the second quarter.

The Chiefs were down 3-0 when the team fumbled near the 49ers’ end zone, and Kelce was furious with Reid after the coach opted to take him out of the play.

Kelce lunged at Reid and stormed the 65-year-old coach while yelling in his face. Reid lost his balance briefly and backed away from Kelce as his player continued to scream in anger.

Kelce yells in his coach Andy Reid’s face

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Kelce had to be pulled away by a teammate and taken to the bench to cool down, where the 34-year-old angrily slammed his helmet against a bench. After halftime, Kelce was one of the players of the game and finished with 93 receiving yards, but when the incident occurred, the 49ers defense had limited him to just one yard.

Kelce, who shared an on-field kiss with Swift during the Chiefs’ celebrations, downplayed the incident afterward.

Travis Kelce clashes with Chiefs coach Andy Reid on the sideline

“Man, I was excited, I was excited because we weren’t firing on all cylinders,” he told ESPN.

“I had to give ‘Big Red’ some love and let him know that we were all here fighting for him no matter what. I just had to tell him that he loved him real quick.

“I trust him a lot and how he behaves as a head coach, as a leader; he is one of the best leaders in the game.

“I can’t thank him enough for giving me opportunities year after year. “This third, this second in a row, this one is for him, without a doubt.”

Speaking to reporters, Kelce added: “I have the best coach this sport has ever seen.

“He has helped me a lot to channel that emotion, channel that passion and I owe my entire career to that guy and being able to control how emotional I get. I just want it.”

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (center) and American singer Taylor Swift (left) celebrate

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Reid also downplayed the incident and appeared to downplay the situation. The veteran NFL coach joked to CBS, “He keeps me young.” He tested that hip. He caught me off balance; he would normally give her some, but you know what? He didn’t have any feet under me.”

Kelce confirmed in his post-game speech during the trophy presentation that he will return to the Chiefs next season to aim for a historic “three titles.”

However, some NFL fans were unimpressed by Kelce’s behavior toward Reid and criticized the 34-year-old for showing a lack of respect toward the veteran coach. Kelce’s actions were labeled “unacceptable” and “out of character” in online fan comments.

Kelce’s relationship with Swift had dominated much of the build-up to Super Bowl LVIII, and the music icon appeared on screen throughout the game as she watched in Las Vegas.

Kelce, already one of the NFL’s biggest stars, has skyrocketed since he started dating Swift late last year and their relationship has brought a new wave of attention to the game.

However, this is not the first time Kelce has been involved in a moment of controversy while in the league. Kelce has racked up thousands of dollars in fines following incidents of “unsportsmanlike conduct” during his career, including when he lost his cool in front of a referee over a close call during a game in 2016.

Kelce also received sanctions for taunting opposing players and in 2014 was accused of making an “immature” hand gesture toward a referee during a game against the Denver Broncos.

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