If you thought Mahomes mania couldn’t get any crazier or stranger, well, you’re wrong.
A debate raged Wednesday on Twitter about Mahomes and his love of ketchup.* Specifically, that he’s used it on steak.
*You might think this a joke; it is not
This nugget was revealed in an ESPN feature on Mahomes, which you can read here. The story notes that Mahomes has loved ketchup since his was a boy, but now that he’s famous, he shies away from asking for it in restaurants, because he doesn’t want the wrong attention. Well, that little secret is out.
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The ESPN story says his mom asked for the ketchup at a restaurant while Mahomes was eating steak, and that sparked the debate. (UPDATE: Mahomes was asked condiment questions at a news conference Thursday. “I don’t think it’s that weird, but I put it on my macaroni and cheese,” Mahomes said. “People seem to think that’s a weird thing, some people think that’s disgusting, but it’s good to me.”)
Fans fell squarely into three camps: those who questioned Mahomes’ choice, those who love ketchup on steak and other foods, and those who don’t care about his love of ketchup because he’s a star quarterback.
Here is a sample of what Chiefs fans (and others) were sharing on Twitter, starting with the pro-ketchup crowd:
And the anti-ketchup voting block:
Finally, here are the fans who say let Mahomes do whatever the heck he wants to his food: