Jason Kelce on Travis Kelce’s outburst with Andy Reid on the sidelines during Super Bowl LVIII: “You crossed the line”

There’s plenty of celebrating going on for both the players and coaching staff alike of the Kansas City Chiefs after they defeated the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LVIII this past Sunday, but one player-coach interaction which took place on the sidelines during the game has many football fans worried about one player’s demeanor in particular.

We’re referring, of course, to Travis Kelce’s outburst with Andy Reid on the sidelines during Super Bowl LVIII, one which saw him bump into Reid, stagger him, and then subsequently get directly in his face and start yelling at him in antagonistic fashion.

Though both Coach Reid and Kelce have categorized the encounter as something that looked worse than it actually was and that the intensity exhibited by Kelce was simply that of a passionate player venting his frustrations during the heat of a pivotal moment during the game, Travis and his brother Jason nonetheless discussed the outburst more in-depth on the latest episode of their podcast New Heights.

Travis Kelce’s outburst with Andy Reid on the sidelines during Super Bowl LV/YouTube

โ€œYou crossed the line. I think we can both agree on that,โ€ Jason said. โ€œLetโ€™s be honest, the yelling in his face, too, is over the top. I think there are better ways to handle this, retrospectively.โ€

Jason added, โ€œIโ€™m not trying to make this situation acceptable, but this is what happens when you have highly motivated passionate individuals. This doesnโ€™t happen if you and Andy arenโ€™t as close as you are. Thatโ€™s what nobody [expletive] knows. The reason this happens is because you two love each other so much and respect each other so much that you feel open enough to have an interaction like this.โ€

Travis agreed that he had “crossed the line” with his coach on the sidelines, but explained that although he regrets the way he handled the situation, the emotional outburst stemmed from how close their relationship is as a player and coach.

“I’ve got a certain relationship with [Reid],” Travis said. “You know, it just came at a moment where we weren’t playing very well [and] I wasn’t playing very well and we had to get some sh– going, and sometimes those emotions get away from me, man, and that’s been the battle of my career. But, everybody else, I don’t give a sh– what anybody else says. I talked to coach Reid about it today. We kind of chuckled about it.

Travis continued, “I just love playing for the guy. Unfortunately, sometimes my passion comes out where it looks like itโ€™s negativity, but Iโ€™m grateful that he knows itโ€™s all because I want to win this thing with him more than anything.โ€

Do you agree with Jason Kelce’s thoughts on Travis Kelce’s outburst with Andy Reid on the sidelines during Super Bowl LVIII? Did his brother cross the line with his coach? Let us know in the comments.

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