Taunting or Not? Patrick Mahomes’ Celebration vs Los Angeles Chargers Sparks Controversy

Published 12/20/2021, 3:33 AM EST
Nov 21, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


Thursday Night, Patrick Mahomes’ KC Chiefs pulled off a thrilling victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. The match was a roller coaster ride with an insane ending and spicy controversy.

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KC Cheifs defeat the LA Chargers in a thrilling encounter

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The Kansas City Chiefs won 34-28 in overtime against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to seven games. The match, however, wasn’t a cakewalk. In the second half, Mahomes threw a costly interception and missed a sure-touchdown opportunity. But he made up for it with late-game heroics.

Just over a minute into overtime, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes connected with tight end Travis Kelce for the game-winning 38-yard touchdown. After the “walk-off” score, the Chiefs poured onto the field at SoFi Stadium to celebrate. Speaking about the match, coach Andy Reid acknowledged how difficult it was. “It was a battle,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “This was two heavyweights going after each other.”

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – DECEMBER 12: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs calls a play at the line during the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

A case of misunderstanding? Was Patrick Mahomes’ celebration really a taunt?

Ever since Patrick Mahomes pulled off a last-ditch TD over the Chargers, controversy has been rife. After scoring the touchdown off Travis Kelce, the QB was seen celebrating vehemently. His emotional celebration however was seen by many as a dig on the Chargers dugout. Thanks to this, NFL Twitter has been buzzing ever since.

Despite the celebration being over the top, I see it as a celebration with no malice. It was simply an outburst of emotions, which is normal when you win a big game like this. The QB himself acknowledged this and shared how much of a special moment it was.

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“To be in that moment, find him [Kelce] underneath, and him making such a dynamic play. He cut back, ran by people. You would think he’s old, he can’t run by people, but he’s still running by people. And he got in the end zone. It was just a special moment,” said Patrick Mahomes.

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So Yes, I think it was nothing but a classic case of misunderstanding. What do you think about it? Let us know!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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