A Kansas City Chiefs’ touchdown was called off late in the game on Sunday, leading to a 20-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Patrick Mahomes has words for the refs who ruined Travis Kelce’s “legendary moment.”
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback displayed uncharacteristic emotion — laced with profanity — on the sidelines following an controversial call that negated Kelce’s lateral pass that led to Kadarius Toney’s touchdown on Sunday.
After the refs waived off the score, saying Toney was offside, the Chiefs went on to lose the game to the Buffalo Bills 20-17.
The decision, however, was something Mahomes could be heard in video clips calling, “F—ing terrible,” and “F—ing embarrassing.” He then slammed his helmet to the ground and told Bills quarterback Josh Allen it was the “wildest f—ing call I’ve ever seen.”
And in the post-game presser, Mahomes blamed the officiating for the Chiefs’ loss.
“I mean, it’s obviously tough to swallow, not only for me but just for football in general. To take away greatness like that, for a guy like Travis to make a play like that, and who knows if we win,” the player said, via the team’s official transcript.
“I know as fans you want to see the guys on the field decide the game and that’s why last week I didn’t say anything about the flag that didn’t get called on Marquez (Valdes-Scantling),” the quarterback continued.
He added, “I mean they’re human, they make mistakes but it’s every week we’re talking about something and all I can do is go out there and give everything I have and I’m proud of the guys, that’s what we did and it was a great football game that ended — another great football game that just ended like that it’s just tough — tough to swallow.”
As it turned out, Mahomes wasn’t the only one upset about the outcome of the game. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid also articulated his displeasure about the call.
“Very disappointed that it ended the way it did,” Reid said during the same post-game presser. “Normally I’ll get — I never use any of this as excuses, but normally I get a warning before something like that happens in a big game. [It’s] a bit embarrassing in the National Football League for that to take place.”