For Pete's Sake

Here is why Travis Kelce was called for unsportsmanlike conduct

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. The Associated Press

Most people will probably remember the postgame tirade of Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce when they think about Sunday's AFC Divisional playoff game loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Kelce, who was upset about a holding call on teammate Eric Fisher, did not hold back his feelings.

But Kelce also had a brutal stretch earlier during the game on what turned out to be a scoring drive in the third quarter.

First Kelce dropped what would have been a long gain. Then he lost his cool and got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for this.

Fortunately for the Chiefs, Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin connected on a 20-yard pass that helped set up a Cairo Santos field goal, so that penalty wasn’t as damaging as it appeared at first.

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