Travis Kelce Reflects on His Public Temper Tantrum at the Super Bowl

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We all lose our temper sometimes, especially in the heated moment of playing an aggressive sport. However, we don’t all channel that aggression towards someone else on live TV in front of the whole world. That’s what happened with Travis Kelce when he had what can only be described as a temper tantrum at the Super Bowl, which he eventually won, despite his outburst.

The Incident

Despite Kelce’s team, the Kansas City Chiefs, winning the game, things were looking rough for them for a while as the San Franciso 49ers pulled ahead. When that happened, Kelce went to have a word with his coach, Andy Reid, who’s 65 years old. The athlete shouted in Reid’s face and bumped him before one of his Chiefs teammates pulled him away from the coach. On that note, kudos to Jerick McKinnon for stepping in and handling the situation.

The Aftermath

Despite fans’ concerns, both Reid and Kelce seem to have moved on from the incident. When asked about Reid, Kelce said, “He’s one of the best leaders of men I’ve ever seen in my life. And he’s helped me a lot with that, with channeling that emotion, with channeling that passion. I owe my entire career to that guy and being able to kind of control how emotional I get and just love him.” Similarly, Reid said that Kelce did apologize to him after the game, and the pair hugged it out.

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We can’t say Kelce’s behavior was acceptable, but we do commend the athlete for making it right in the end.