During the 2024 Super Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce got into an emotional altercation with coach Andy Reid after the team’s crucial fumble. The intense exchange unfolded with emotions running high.
Kelce, who is 34, collided physically with Reid, momentarily knocking the coach off balance. Then he grabbed the coach’s arm and shouted at him. Teammate Jerick McKinnon stopped Kelce and pulled him away from Reid.
After the intense exchange, the camera captured Travis Kelce sitting silently on the bench. While it remains uncertain what exact words he hurled at Coach Reid, one of the broadcasters asserted that Kelce was urgently pleading, “Keep me in.”
The high-stakes Super Bowl drama had everyone on edge, and Kelce’s emotional outburst became a defining moment in the game.
“After the fumble, he [Kelce] comes over to Andy, he goes, ‘Keep me in!’ What happened is, on the fumble, he was not in the game Noah Gray went in … I think Kelce knows he’s like, ‘Just keep me in there!’” one of The sports broadcasters speculated that Kelce’s plea echoed.
The Chiefs played against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
Kelce and Reid have worked together since 2013, when Kelce was drafted to the Chiefs and Reid took over as head coach the same year.