Travis Kelce has come under fire after smiling for a ‘tone deaf’ selfie with a police officer outside a Kansas City restaurant just hours after the horrific shooting at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade.
On Wednesday, gunshots rang out moments after Kelce, Patrick Mahomes and their teammates left the stage in front of the city’s Union Station, leaving one dead and 21 injured, including nine children.
Three people are in custody in connection with the incident, including the young man knocked to the ground by a heroic group of fans as he tried to flee the scene.
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas gave an update on the investigation Thursday morning and said he is considering blocking any Super Bowl victory parades next year if the Chiefs win again after Wednesday’s horrific mass shooting.
But fans are now questioning Kelce’s behavior after a series of controversial incidents since he took the field in Las Vegas for Sunday’s Super Bowl, in which the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in overtime.
Travis Kelce has caused outrage after smiling for a selfie hours after the Kansas City shooting
Terrified parade-goers flee for their lives after gunmen opened fire shortly after the parade.
Three suspects remain being questioned about the tragedy, but authorities have declined to identify the gunmen who shot 21 people and killed one at Wednesday’s Super Bowl parade.
The latest came on Wednesday night when a picture surfaced showing Taylor Swift’s boyfriend smiling as he agreed to take a selfie with a police officer.
Kelce, who can be seen with a beer in hand, was all smiles as he walked into Granfalloon Restaurant and Bar on Wednesday night.
According to TMZ He was joining other teammates, who were already inside, for dinner just hours after the chaotic scenes in the city.
Angry fans have taken to social media to accuse the footballer of being “tone deaf” and lacking compassion.
One wrote: “There’s a time for everything, and that wasn’t the time for a photo.”
Another commented: “it doesn’t look good.” “This is really bad,” while another added that Taylor Swift’s “people” are “sitting down with Taylor right now.”
‘I can smell the liquor through my phone. “He seems really worried,” wrote another.
A statement posted to Kelce’s X account on Wednesday read: “I am heartbroken by the tragedy that took place today.
‘My heart goes out to everyone who came to celebrate with us and has been affected. KC, you mean a lot to me.
Fans took to social media to share the outrage, including one who called Kelce a “narcissist.”
Earlier Wednesday, a drunken Kelce could barely speak and stand as he took the stage in front of a million Chiefs fans at the end of the team’s parade.
Kelce attempted to lead a drunken performance of Garth Brooks’ 1990 country hit ‘Friends In Low Places’ after being handed the microphone.
At the beginning of the song, he modified one of Brooks’ lyrics to take aim at San Francisco, singing, “Blame it on my roots, I showed up in boots and I ruined the Niners thing.”
But after a day of partying in Kansas City, the celebrations seemed to take their toll on Kelce as he struggled to pronounce the lyrics and finish the rest of the song.
Players like Mahomes and Chris Jones were even forced to intervene and stop him from falling at one point, before finally grabbing the microphone from his dazed teammate.
It came after Chiefs coach Andy Reid admitted players were told not to “have too much fun” during the parade after Jaylen Watson left last year’s celebrations in a wheelchair.
Watson, who was filmed drinking a large portion from a bottle of Hennessy, was apparently so drunk after the Chiefs’ win over the Eagles that he couldn’t walk.
A drunk Kelce had to be assaulted by his Chiefs teammates at their Super Bowl parade
Kelce could barely get the words out as he attempted to lead a rendition of ‘Friends In Low Places.’
People like Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones had to intervene to keep him from falling.
The initial ‘red flag’ came during the Super Bowl itself when Kelce erupted in a fit of rage toward Chiefs coach Reid on the sideline.
With Swift watching at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the tight end was furious that he didn’t get the ball on a play during the early stages of the game.
Back on the bench, Kelce confronted his 65-year-old coach, before a teammate quickly pulled him aside.
Approaching from the side, cameras captured Kelce running toward the coach and crashing into him, causing him to temporarily lose his balance.
Kelce, 34, then grabbed his coach’s arm as he turned to face him, yelling in his face again, before being pulled away by fellow Chiefs player Jerrod McKinnon.
Mayor Lucas offered few new details about the tragedy early Thursday morning and apologized for “not being able to keep everyone safe” at the family event at a 6 a.m. news conference Thursday.
“I’m sorry this happened yesterday,” he said.
“We worked hard to put on an exceptional parade, we spent millions on it, but we couldn’t keep everyone safe and that’s something I feel very guilty about.”
The tight end nearly made Reid fall during an incredible sideline collapse in Las Vegas.
Kelce was left apoplectic after not being used during the first half of the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
It was a happy ending for Kelce, however, as the Chiefs won an overtime thriller 25-22 in Las Vegas.
He added in an interview with CBS that the motive for the massacre remains a mystery and condemned the ease of access to firearms in Missouri because “this is not the way I want to live.”
Lucas condemned the easy access the gunmen had to deadly weapons, citing how there were more than 800 police officers stationed at the parade who were unable to prevent a senseless mass shooting.
“Clearly, there is a firearm access issue for some in our community,” he said.
“There is a person or persons who intentionally or unintentionally shoot into a crowd and hit almost two dozen people, our officers can attack in an instant, but there is still this level of damage.
‘We need to do something about the fact that some of these people are able to get these weapons in the first place.
“I don’t know what we will ultimately do about it, but we need to find national and local solutions.”
DailyMail.com has contacted the Chiefs for comment.