Travis Kelce certainly spoke his mind following the Kansas City Chiefs’ divisional-round playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A holding penalty on Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher thwarted a game-tying 2-point conversion in Kansas City’s 18-16 loss, and Kelce certainly didn’t agree with the call. The tight end sounded off on head official Carl Cheffers after the game, saying: “Ref No. 51 (Cheffers) shouldn’t even be able to wear a zebra jersey ever again. He shouldn’t even be able to work at f—ing Foot Locker.”
Kelce was fined a total of $21,615 for his actions, but the punishment didn’t seem to faze the two-time Pro-Bowl selection. Appearing on ESPN’s “NFL Countdown” on Sunday, Kelce said he stands by the comments he made about Cheffers and then proceeded to jokingly write a check for $25,000.
While it’s evident that Kelce doesn’t view Cheffers as a good referee, the same cannot be said about the NFL. It’s reported Cheffers will be the head official for Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 in Houston.
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