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


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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's sideline tantrum and collision with head coach Andy Reid sparked reactions from his NFL colleagues Sunday night during Super Bowl LVIII.

Kelce appeared to be upset about not being in the game when running back Isiah Pacheco fumbled after a long pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman. His tensions spilled over and landed on Reid's face. Kelce only had one reception for one yard in the first half.

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid speaks to the media after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Reid and Kelce hugged on the Super Bowl podium after the game. The now three-time Super Bowl champion head coach said he appreciated passion and that moments like Kelce's frustrations keep him young.

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“They're passionate players,” Reid said, via Pro Football Talk. “I love that, even if they push my chest on the other side of the 50. I appreciate that. I love that the kid wants to play and wants to be out there playing.”

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Travis Kelce and Andy Reid

Travis Kelce, #87, and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watch the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Kelce was a little more cryptic when he went on ESPN to talk about the moment.

“Man, it was uh… I'll keep it between us unless my mic tells the world. I was just telling him how much I love him,” Kelce said with a smile.

Mahomes added: “That moment right there, it speaks to the team that we are. Everybody loves it. Everybody loves the game, they love to compete and Coach Reid wants to compete.”

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Travis Kelce yells at Andy Reid

Travis Kelce, number 87 of the Kansas City Chiefs, reacts to head coach Andy Reid in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kelce finished the game with a team-high 93 yards on nine receptions to help earn his third career Super Bowl ring.

Fox News' Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

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