Patrick Mahomes has been slammed by several social media users after his wife, Brittany Mahomes, dedicated a heartfelt Instagram post to him on Thursday.
Brittany Mahomes took to her account on the image-sharing platform to post a photo of herself kissing her husband as she stood with the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback on a field.
“Love this man,” Brittany Mahomes wrote in her accompanying caption, which she rounded out with a red heart emoji. As of press time, the photo has been liked more than 70,000 times.
However, while a number of fans showed their appreciation for Brittany Mahomes’ post, many others flooded the comments section with attacks on her athlete husband over his recent controversial post-game actions.
Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Mahomes
(L-R) Brittany Mahomes and her husband, Patrick Mahomes, are pictured on July 11, 2023 in Hollywood, California. Brittany Mahomes’ recent Instagram post dedicated to her athlete husband has attracted a wave of negative comments.
Following the Kansas City Chiefs’ 20-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Patrick Mahomes was caught on camera telling Bills quarterback Josh Allen that a controversial call by the officials was “f****** terrible” and “the wildest f****** call I’ve ever seen” as Allen patted his chest.
Brittany Mahomes was as angry as her husband, calling the officials “MVP” in an Instagram post.
The call in question was an offensive offsides against Kadarius Toney. Facing a second-and-10 late in the fourth quarter as the Chiefs tried to drive into field-goal range, Patrick Mahomes dropped back and found Travis Kelce for a 25-yard completion. Kelce then appeared to tack on an extra 24 yards with a lateral pass to Toney, who sprinted into the end zone for what would have been a go-ahead touchdown.
Instead, officials whistled Toney for lining up offsides, and after three straight incompletions by Patrick Mahomes, the game was effectively over.
While Patrick Mahomes later walked back his comments, a host of Instagram users appeared to have not forgiven him for his outburst as they flocked to his wife’s post to share their unflattering opinions on the star.
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“Tell him to control his anger on the field,” wrote one detractor of Patrick Mahomes.
“He’s a crybaby,” said one Instagram user, while another extended the insult by commenting: “This family is the most crybaby spoiled rotten family I’ve seen.”
“You are both unsufferable,” another chimed in.
Several fans pushed back on the wave of negative comments, with one writing: “Did you know that if you don’t like this woman or her husband you can simply not comment on her (very sweet) post?”
“Keep scrolling haters!! Soo over it,” another said. “I played competitive tennis for 15 years and was second in state! @patrickmahomes & @brittanylynne I have been known to throw a racket before! Wow! This is a precious pic!”
“The love that you both have for Kansas City & what you all do is Amazing!!” another stated. “Thank you!! We [love] you two!! Don’t listen to all those haters!”
On Monday, Patrick Mahomes made an appearance on 610 Sports in Kansas City, where he reflected on his outburst and walked back a number of his statements.
“Obviously, you don’t ever want to react that way,” he said. “I care, man. I love this game, I love my teammates. I want to go out there and put everything on the line to win. But obviously, can’t do that, can’t be that way toward officials or really anybody in life, so I probably regret acting like that. But, more than anything I regretted how I acted toward Josh after the game, because he had nothing to do with it.”
During his interview, Patrick Mahomes also walked back his comments about the call itself.
“I’ve seen it now, and if he didn’t check and they weren’t good, it is a foul,” he explained. “It is something you rarely see called in the NFL. But it was a foul; it’s part of playing the game, man. You learn from it, it’s part of being a person, you learn from your mistakes and try to be better next time.”
Acknowledging his huge influence on young people watching, he added: “I was still hot and emotional, but you can’t do that. It’s not a great example for kids watching the game. I was more upset about that than me on the sidelines.”