Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval was forced to eat all the trash talk he delved into in the days leading up to the AFC Championship game between the Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs, but he took it in stride.
Pureval was gracious in the loss, admitting he «deserved» the blow Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce dealt him when the star accepted the Lamar Hunt Trophy on behalf of the team for their 23-20 win over the Bengals.
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«Yes. I had it coming,» Pureval wrote. «Congratulations to KC on a well fought win and good luck in Arizona. Proud of our fans and our @bengals for the energy all year. Who Dey!»
Kelce was on stage in the middle of Arrowhead Stadium and called the mayor a «jaboroni».
«I have some words of wisdom for that Cincinnati mayor. Know your role and shut the fuck up you idiot!» he yelled to a raucous crowd of cheering fans.
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Kelce then yelled, «You have to fight for your right to party!» which he did when they went to Super Bowl LIV, giving him and Patrick Mahomes the first rings of his career after defeating the San Francisco 49ers.
Mahomes also commented on the mayor’s trash talk at the postgame press conference.
«The mayor approached me, man. He’s the mayor of Cincinnati, so he’s got to come up with something,» Mahomes said.
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Earlier in the week, Pureval proclaimed «Them’s gotta play us day» Sunday when the Bengals faced the Chiefs. In his proclamation, the mayor pointed to Mahomes’ 0-3 record against Joe Burrow, joking that officials asked Burrow to take a paternity test to confirm if he is Mahomes’ father.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.