Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has been accused of receiving special treatment following an outburst on the sideline during Super Bowl 58 on Sunday night.
Kelce, who had a very poor first half before coming alive in the second, was an irritable figure and, in a fit of emotion, shoved head coach Andy Reid before giving him an earful after a Chiefs fumble.
The tight end wasn’t on the field at the time and was demanding to be put back in.
You can see the shocking interaction right below:
Fans were very critical of Kelce after his actions and he didn’t get a pass from players either.
“If a black player would have done what Travis Kelce just did to Andy Reid, he would’ve been escorted off the field. The white male privilege of it all,” one fan wrote.
“Black players can’t even raise their voice without facing backlash. Watch Kelce get a privilege pass,” another added.
“Should be ejected. No place for this in the nfl,” wrote another.
The likes of Dez Bryant, A.J. Brown, and Tyreek also reacted to the incident.
As for Reid, he has since praised Kelce for being “passionate.”
He would probably be singing a different tune had the Chiefs lost.