Toronto Star

Fuming Kelce bumps Reid after Chiefs miscue


A frustrated Travis Kelce bumped Andy Reid on the sideline, knocking the 65-year-old Kansas City Chiefs coach a few steps back after teammate Isiah Pacheco fumbled inside the red zone during the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Kelce, with girlfriend Taylor Swift watching from a suite, ran over to Reid and screamed at him after the fumble. CBS reported that Kelce was angry because he wasn’t on the field for the play and yelled at Reid to keep him in the game.

The Chiefs gained just 16 yards on their first two possession­s and trailed the San Francisco 49ers 3-0 when Patrick Mahomes and Mecole Hardman hooked up on a dazzling play.

Mahomes rolled to his right, threw a deep ball across his body and dropped a perfect pass into double coverage to Hardman for a 52-yard gain to the Niners nine. But Deommodore Lenoir forced Pacheco to fumble on the next play and Javon Hargrave recovered for San Francisco.

It was the second sideline incident involving Kelce and Reid this season. Against the Raiders on Christmas Day, an angry Kelce spiked his helmet on the sideline. When a staff member tried to hand it back to the tight end so that he could take the field, Reid grabbed the helmet and refused to give it back.

Freak injury

San Francisco linebacker Dre Greenlaw went down with a freak Achilles tendon injury in the first half. Greenlaw bounced up and down on the sideline and then started to run onto the field with teammates when he collapsed holding his left leg. He was helped off in a cart and ruled out for the game.

Greenlaw started all 15 games he played this season and was the team’s second-leading tackler. He’s in his fifth NFL season and was credited with three assists in this game before his injury.

He had dealt with Achilles tendon problems recently, but missed only two regular-season games. He’s been a regular starter since he was a rookie.

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