Chiefs' Andy Reid downplays Travis Kelce tantrum: 'They’re passionate players'

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Kansas City Chiefs tight extremity Travis Kelce’s fight connected nan sidelines and bump against caput coach Andy Reid drew reactions from his NFL colleagues connected Sunday nighttime during Super Bowl LVIII.

Kelce appeared to beryllium upset astir not being successful nan crippled erstwhile moving backmost Isiah Pacheco fumbled pursuing a agelong walk from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman. His tensions boiled complete and landed successful nan look of Reid. Kelce only had 1 drawback for 1 gait successful nan first half.

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Reid and Kelce embraced each different connected nan Super Bowl podium aft nan game. The now three-time Super Bowl champion caput coach said he appreciated nan passion and that moments for illustration Kelce’s frustrations boiling complete support him young.

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"They’re passionate players," Reid said, via Pro Football Talk. "I emotion that, moreover if they thorax bump maine to nan different broadside of nan 50. I admit it. I conscionable emotion that nan feline wants to play and wants to beryllium successful location playing."

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Kelce was a spot much cryptic erstwhile he hopped connected ESPN to talk astir nan moment.

"Man, it was uh … I’m gonna support it betwixt america unless my mic’d up tells nan world. I was conscionable telling him really overmuch I emotion him," Kelce said pinch a smile. 

Mahomes added, "That infinitesimal correct there, that speaks to nan squad that we are. Everybody loves it. Everybody loves nan game, loves to compete and Coach Reid wants to compete."

Kelce ended nan crippled pinch a team-high 93 yards connected 9 catches to thief cod his 3rd Super Bowl ringing of his career.

Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

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