'The lack of respect': Internet angry as lip reader reveals Travis Kelce's exact words to Andy Reid in viral Super Bowl blowup

'The lack of respect': Internet angry as lip reader reveals Travis Kelce's exact words to Andy Reid in viral Super Bowl blowup
The incident between Andy Reid and Travis Kelce occurred during the second quarter of the Chiefs' thrilling 25-22 overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers (Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Amidst the jubilation of the Kansas City Chiefs' dramatic Super Bowl 2024 victory, tight end Travis Kelce finds himself firmly in the doghouse of public opinion. What should have been a crowning moment in Kelce's esteemed career has quickly morphed into a public relations nightmare.

A professional lip reader has now revealed the expletive-laden tirade Kelce unleashed on head coach Andy Reid during a heated second quarter sideline blowup, as per New York Post.

While Reid and the Chiefs appear ready to forgive and forget, fans and pundits on social media show no signs of letting Kelce off the hook anytime soon for his stunning lack of discipline on sports' biggest stage.



 

Frustrated Travis Kelce shouted angrily at Andy Reid

The incident occurred during the second quarter of the Chiefs' thrilling 25-22 overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, February 11. After Kansas City lost possession deep in 49ers territory when running back Isiah Pacheco fumbled, cameras captured a visibly frustrated Kelce shouting angrily at Reid.

While the exact words were inaudible on the TV broadcast, professional lip reader Jeremy Freeman told The Post that Kelce yelled at Reid, "Hey, come on, you f--ker, put me in." Meanwhile, another lip reader provided a similar interpretation to the Daily Mail, claiming Kelce shouted, "Keep me in. You f--ker! I'm calm now!"

Kelce got physical during the heated exchange, even bumping into Reid aggressively. The confrontation seemed to stem from Kelce's frustration at not being on the field for the Chiefs' fateful red zone play.

Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts at Head coach Andy Reid in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
A visibly frustrated Travis Kelce was seen on camera shouting angrily at Andy Reid (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Travis Kelce and Andy Reid shared a hug later

Fortunately, tensions seemed to simmer down later in the contest. Kelce and Reid shared a hug in the second quarter, with Reid also patting his star tight end consolingly on the back.

And Kelce ultimately played a massive role in Kansas City's victory, racking up 93 receiving yards, including several key catches on the tying drive at the end of regulation and the winning possession in overtime.

When asked about the blowup after the game, both Kelce and Reid downplayed the altercation. "You guys saw that?" Kelce joked with reporters. "I'm going to keep it between us unless my mic'd up tells the world. I was just telling him how much I loved him."

Meanwhile, Reid took a lighthearted approach, quipping, "He came out of nowhere. But that's him. He's wound up so tight...I love that intensity. It radiates."

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 22:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field
Tensions seemed to simmer down as Travis Kelce and Andy Reid later shared a hug (Getty Images)

Travis Kelce's outburst angers Internet

The internet erupted with criticism upon learning of Kelce's explosive sideline confrontation. One commenter on X lamented, "Super sad the lack of respect these days." Another sharply remarked, "Nothing says you are calm more than pushing your coach and screaming and swearing at him."



 



 

A more decisive voice called for immediate consequences, asserting, "I could care less what he said; he should have been benched immediately." The intensity of Kelce's physical confrontation with Reid drew further condemnation, with a user expressing, "This giant brute pushed an elderly man and almost knocked him over. Completely unacceptable."



 



 

Concerns were also raised about Kelce's influence on younger audiences, as one user commented, "It's not cool at all bc kids look up to him. Grow up." Someone else insinuated preferential treatment, claiming, "Appalling!! But they do nothing because of who he’s dating."



 



 

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