Victorious Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid laughed at being pushed to the sidelines by Travis Kelce in shocking scenes midway through their Super Bowl victory over the 49ers.
As the Chiefs’ offense struggled to get going in the first half, Kelce reacted angrily when Reid pulled him out of a play that ended with Isiah Pacheco fumbling the ball with the end zone in range in the second quarter.
Kelce pushed Reid so hard that the 65-year-old lost his balance, and Kelce even grabbed his left arm, apparently at one point to hold him up, as he screamed in his face before a teammate dragged him away.
“He keeps me young,” Reid said with a smile in his victory lap interview with CBS alongside his wife, Tammy, after the Chiefs beat San Francisco 25-22.
‘Not so good (balance) – tested that hip. It caught me off balance; I normally hit him a little, but he didn’t have any feet under me.’
Reid spoke with CBS alongside his wife Tammy after the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers.
Kelce also tried to laugh at the incident, saying, ‘Oh, did you see that? I’m going to keep that between us unless I have my microphone up and tell the world.
“I was just telling him how much I love him.”
The ‘mic up’ reference Kelce made refers to teams having certain players wear a microphone in games, and then organizations posting in-depth videos for fans to hear how players communicate during key moments.
He often provides fascinating insights into how the greatest minds respond to the heat of sports battle, but it remains to be seen if the Chiefs now decide to eliminate the Reid-Kelce trade.
Speaking in his postgame press conference, Reid reiterated that there were no hard feelings with his tight end.
“He loves to play and he loves to help his team win,” Reid said. ‘It’s not selfish.
‘No matter how much he bumps into me, I chase him. We understand that. It just caught me off balance.
Kelce also, in his postgame press conference, could only speak glowingly of Reid.
“I have the best coach this game has ever seen,” he said. ‘It’s incredible and not just because we have everyone ready. One of the best leaders of men I have ever seen.
‘He has helped me a lot to channel that emotion, to channel that passion and I owe my entire career to that and how to control how emotional I get. I just want it.’