‘We’ve got a lot of love’ for Cincinnati
CINCINNATI — Yes, Travis Kelce called Mayor Aftab Pureval a “jabroni,” but he and his brother hope Cincinnati doesn’t hate them too much.
“Are we banned from Cincinnati? Jason Kelce asked on their “New Heights” podcast immediately following the pair’s conference championships.
“I hope not,” Travis said. “I rehearse the Nati all the time, man. It was an important moment in my life.”
While that may be true, some of Travis’ comments after the AFC Championship fell under the skin of Bengals fans. The UC alum rushed into Patrick Mahomes’ postgame interview, shouting “Burrowhead my a—” in response to Mike Hilton’s mic moment during the Bengals’ division game. He then took the mic during the trophy presentation to shout out Pureval’s viral “They Gotta Play Us Day” proclamation.
“Know your role and shut the fuck up, you jabroni,” Travis shouted as he held up the Lamar Hunt trophy.
On the podcast, Travis said he appreciates Pureval taking it all in stride and said it’s all about respect between the two teams.
“It’s fun to joke around at the end of the day, but I don’t want that to take my respect away from the Bengals – the coaches, the players on this team,” Travis said. “All of these guys at all levels on the offensive end are absolutely spectacular…this defense, I don’t know if I’ve played a defense that plays more together than this team.”
Travis also spoke about how Zac Taylor and the rest of the Bengals staff are “top notch” and praised Cincinnati cornerback and pro troller Eli Apple: “Eli is a cool guy. He’s really funny. .”
For his part, fellow UC graduate Jason joked that the Chiefs “had the officials on (their) side” and spoke of Mahomes’ “Ronaldo-esque” downfall when he was pushed out of the way. limits in the last seconds of the game.
“I think their whole team handled (the loss) very well and I have nothing but respect for them and I expect them to continue to grow, especially with this guy at quarterback,” he said. said Jason. “They have a great future there in Cincinnati.”
Jason said as he cheered on his brother at Sunday’s game, “I always support the Bengals.”
“We’ve got a lot of love for the Nati, man,” Travis said.