Tyreek Hill shared his perspective on Travis Kelce’s sideline blowup at head coach Andy Reid during Super Bowl 58 last night.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown tweeted that if he had done what Kelce did, he’d be “kicked out of the league,” prompting a response from Hill.
“But we know why though right?” Hill remarked.
When Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari pressed for further explanation, Hill suggested, “because he plays in Philly more media attention.”
Some commenters interpreted Hill and Brown’s remarks as implying that a Black player would have been more harshly criticized for a similar outburst. However, Hill dismissed this interpretation in response to one account’s claim involving race.
“You involved race, so don’t try that buddy,” Hill wrote.
Despite any implications, Hill went on to congratulate the Kansas City Chiefs, his former team, in subsequent tweets.
As for Kelce, many agreed he was out of line for his reaction, especially for putting his hands on Reid. However, both men downplayed the altercation after the game.
“They’re passionate players,” Reid told reporters. “I love that, even if they chest bump me to the other side of the 50. I appreciate it. I just love that the guy wants to play and wants to be in there playing.”
Winning back-to-back Super Bowls and three in five years helps cure a lot.