Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce let his emotions spill over on the sideline during his team’s upset 20-14 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Kelce was caught by cameras angrily slamming his helmet to the ground on the Chiefs sideline during the first half, and had to be calmed down by coach Andy Reid and QB Patrick Mahomes.
Kelce’s outburst, which happened as girlfriend Taylor Swift spent Christmas watching on in a luxury suite at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, occurred after the Raiders scored two defensive touchdowns in seven seconds late in the first half.
While Kelce’s mini-tantrum was the most jarring, he wasn’t the only frustrated Chiefs player, with Mahomes not hiding his emotions either.
The listless performance against the Raiders is the Chiefs’ fourth loss in six games, with the defending champions stuck in an offensive rut just two weeks out from the start of the postseason.
After beginning the season 7-2, the Chiefs have recently lost to the Raiders and Packers, two teams with losing records.
Adding salt into the wounds was Raiders cornerback Jack Jones talking trash towards and giving Mahomes an epic staredown as he returned one of the quarterback’s passes for a defensive touchdown in the first half to extend the lead to 17-7.