Social media erupts after Travis Kelce squared up to coach Andy Reid in a shocking Super Bowl meltdown
- Not for the first time this season, Travis Kelce is a star on social media, but it had nothing to do with Taylor
The bad blood between Travis Kelce and Andy Reid was gone as Super Bowl LVIII ended with a Kansas City Chiefs victory as the pair were all smiles as they celebrated their second rings in a row after a dramatic 25-22 turn around in Sin City.
Kelce’s late-game vibe was a marked change after he bumped Andy Reid on the sideline in the second quarter, and the 65-year-old Kansas City coach took a few steps back after teammate Isiah Pacheco was fouled inside the red zone stepped on.
Kelce ran up to Reid and yelled at him after the rumble.
“Did you see it?” Kelce said. ‘I’m going to keep it between us, unless my microphone tells the world. I just told him how much I love him.’
Reid said Kelce just wanted to be on the field. “There’s nobody I get better than I get him,” Reid said. ‘He’s a competitive kid. He loves to play. He makes me feel young. But my balance is terrible.’
Regardless of the actual reasons for the outburst, social media reacted with hilarity, comparing the spat to sandwich orders, anger over a possible remake of the 1990s hit movie Twister and a debate over the best T. Swift era.
The picture that inspired a thousand memes when Travis Kelce lambasted his coach, Andy Reid
The memes came thick and fast after the incident was broadcast live during the big game
When asked about the incident, Kelce had nothing but praise for his coach.
‘I didn’t care about my catches. I just wanted… I wanted the score to be different. Coach asked us to speak our mind and I just wanted to let him know how much passion I had for this team,” he told the media amid the celebrations.
‘He is one of the best leaders of men I have ever seen in my life. And he helped me a lot with that, with channeling that emotion, with channeling that passion. I owe my whole career to that guy and being able to control how emotional I get and just love him,” he added.
It was the second sideline incident involving Kelce and Reid this season.
During a game against the Raiders on Christmas Day, an irate Kelce stuck his helmet on the sideline, and when a staff member tried to give it back to the tight end so he could take the field, Reid grabbed the helmet and refused to give it. it back.
Kelce finished with nine receptions for 93 yards, including a crucial catch in overtime, to help the Chiefs win their second straight Super Bowl.
One play after Kelce’s reception put the Chiefs on the 3-yard line, Patrick Mahomes found Mecole Hardman all alone in the end zone for the game-winning TD, helping Kelce make good on his promise in the process as he sent Swift and everyone in her suite into a celebratory frenzy. .
“Never a doubt in my mind,” Kelce said. “We have the best quarterback in the league, we have the best offensive line in the league, and we have the most determination of any team in the NFL and you saw it all tonight.
“I guess I take it for granted at this point, but I know we’re in every game I’ve ever played in, no matter what the score is or no matter how much time is left, that guy has magic in his Right poor.’
One night after Swift earned her fourth career Grammy for album of the year last week, Kelce said he told her he’d “have to hold up my end of the bargain and bring home some hardware, too.”
Swift flew halfway around the world to watch her boyfriend, who also said during Super Bowl week’s opening night on Monday: ‘I want this one more than I’ve ever wanted a Super Bowl in my life. ‘
After the game, Kelce said it’s on to the next performance.