Travis Kelce is facing criticism after he was caught on camera shoving his Kansas City Chiefs coach, Andy Reid, during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
The Chiefs tight end is celebrating with his girlfriend Taylor Swift after the team defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22.
But many people have been taking to social media about Kelce and Reid’s interaction as the 34-year-old was seen shouting into his coach’s face.
The 65-year-old momentarily lost his balance before Kelce grabbed him in the arm. A fellow team mate had to pull him away from their coach and he was taken to the sideline to calm down.
Kelce explained to ESPN: “Man, I was fired up — I was fired up that we weren’t hitting on all cylinders,” he told ESPN.
“I had to give ‘Big Red’ a love tap and let him know that we were all here fighting for him no matter what. I just had to tell him I loved him real quick.”
Kelce continued: “I put so much trust in him and how he goes about being a head coach, as a leader — he’s one of the best leaders in the game.
“I can’t thank him enough for giving me opportunities year in, year out. This third one, this second one back-to-back, this one’s for him, no doubt.”
The tight end also told reporters: “I’ve got the greatest coach this game has ever seen.
“He’s helped me a lot with channelling that emotion, channelling that passion and I owe my entire career to that guy and being able to control how emotional I get. I just love him.”
The Chiefs coach also played down the incident and joked to CBS: “He keeps me young. He tested that hip. He caught me off balance – normally I’d give him a little bit but you know what, I didn’t have any feet under me.”
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