In a surprising turn of events, former NFL player Shannon Sharpe found fault with Kansas City Chiefs’ star tight end, Travis Kelce, for attending Game 1 of the MLB World Series between the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Sharpe’s criticism stemmed from the Chiefs’ recent disappointing loss to the Denver Broncos, a performance that left much to be desired.
During an episode of his YouTube show “The Nightcap,” co-hosted by Chad Johnson, Sharpe expressed his disappointment with Kelce’s Sunday performance in Week 8 of the NFL season, particularly in light of Kelce’s Friday night outing at the Rangers game.
Sharpe, never one to mince words, stated, “We know the only receiver [Patrick Mahomes] can consistently count on is Travis Kelce, and he didn’t have his best day. And I’m kind of disappointed because, Friday night he was at the Rangers game.”
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Chad Johnson, offering a differing perspective, questioned why there should be any issue with Kelce attending the game, insinuating that had the Chiefs won, the matter might not have attracted as much attention.
Sharpe, however, stood his ground, deeming it a questionable choice, especially given the timing. “It was in Texas. He lives in Kansas City,” Sharpe argued. “It’s an awful look. It’s a terrible look.”
In the game against the Broncos, Kelce managed to secure six catches for 58 yards, a performance that was far from his best.
This loss was particularly shocking, as the Chiefs, having been the Super Bowl champions in the previous season, had historically dominated the Broncos.
According to Sports Illustrated, it marked the “first time in the last 17 meetings that the Chiefs had lost” to their rivals.
The road ahead doesn’t look any easier for the Chiefs, as they now prepare to face the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt, Germany next Sunday.
The pressure is on, and Kelce’s actions off the field have sparked a heated debate about their impact on the team’s performance.