Chiefs’ Travis Kelce to the Cincinnati mayor: understand your responsibilities and refrain from making unnecessary comments
On Friday, Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval engaged in some trash-talking by declaring Sunday “They Gotta Play Us Day” in support of the Bengals and throwing shade at Patrick Mahomes. However, after the Chiefs’ victory over the Bengals in the AFC Championship, Travis Kelce, the Chiefs’ tight end, responded to Mayor Pur eval’s comments. During a trophy presentation, Kelce used the opportunity to address Mayor Pureval with his thoughts.
Travis Kelce addressed Cincinnati Mayor with a stern message, “Understand your responsibilities and refrain from making unnecessary comments, you inexperienced person!” he exclaimed to an enthusiastic audience of cheering supporters. Kelce then exclaimed “You need to defend your right to celebrate!”, which he did when the Chiefs went to Super Bowl LIV, leading to him and Mahomes earning their first Super Bowl rings by defeating the San Francisco 49ers.
Mayor Pureval also criticized Kansas City, stating that it was “strange” that the city was named after a neighboring state, as it is located in Missouri, not Kansas. However, the reality is that Kansas City has hosted five consecutive AFC Championships, and the Chiefs have a record of 3 wins and 2 losses in those games.
Despite having a high-ankle sprain, Mahomes performed impressively in the game, accumulating 326 yards and scoring two touchdowns as the offensive leader. Kelce caught one of these touchdowns, which opened the scoring, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught the other.
On the other hand, Burrow threw two interceptions and only one touchdown pass, ending the game with 26 completions out of 41 attempts for 270 yards.
Although Burrow has the better overall record in this developing rivalry, it is the Chiefs who will be moving on to the Super Bowl.