AceShowbiz - With the adrenaline rushing during Super Bowl LVIII, tension got high during the game on Sunday, February 11. Travis Kelce, for his part, was seen getting heated when the Kansas City Chiefs lost the best chance to score a touchdown.
The 34-year-old's antics happened in the first half of the championship game at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. After running back Isiah Pacheco fumbled away the team's best chance to score a touchdown, Travis, who watched from the sideline, exchanged heated words with coach Andy Reid.
In the moment caught on camera, the tight end expressed his frustration by screaming in Andy's face. He was also body slamming into his coach, who momentarily lost his balance, before grabbing his arm and shouting back at the athlete.
Travis' teammate Jerick McKinnon, who saw the outburst unfolding on the sideline, quickly grabbed the Westlake native and dragged him away from Andy in an attempt to calm him down. The camera later showed Travis silently sitting on the bench.
It's unclear what Travis was shouting, but one broadcaster claimed that he was asking his coach to "keep [him] in." One of the broadcasters theorized, "After the fumble, he [Travis] comes over to Andy, he goes, 'Keep me in!' What happened is, on the fumble, he was not in the game Noah Gray went in ... I think Kelce knows he's like, 'Just keep me in there!' "
Travis' outburst was not missed by viewers, who quickly took to social media to weigh in on the matter. "Travis either did what needed to happen for Reid to wake up or Travis better chill with them antics," one person reacted on X, formerly Twitter.
Another slammed Taylor Swift's boyfriend, "Kelce just can't do this. Terrible." Agreeing, a third added, "Nah this ain't it." A fourth user said, "kelce is going to have to explain himself in nuggies after the game."
"Running up on your coach in the second quarter when it's a 3 point game is insane," a critic remarked. A baffled viewer asked, "you can yell and push your head coach like this?" Another demanded an explanation as saying, "This is wild. I'm going to need some more context."
Meanwhile, some Swifties quickly warned the pop singer who was watching in her VIP suite, with one penning, "Tay tay be safe girl." Another predicted, "This man just activated a bunch of Swifties like sleeper cells. They will now devour Travis Kelce whole."
Despite Travis' apparent disappointment, the Chiefs was able to turn the game in the third quarter, leading 10-13 after Marquez Valdes-Scantling scored a touchdown with a pass from Patrick Mahomes.