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Travis Kelce Fined For Criticizing Referee

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After the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday night, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce wasn’t a happy camper.

It appeared Kansas City tied the game up at 18 apiece when Alex Smith threw a strike in the back of the end zone on a two-point try, but it was called back for holding. After being pushed back 10 yards, the Chiefs were unable to convert the second time.

When asked about the play during his postgame interview, Kelce sounded off on Carl Cheffers, who is the ref that made the call. Kelce stated Cheffers shouldn’t even be allowed to wear a zebra jersey, even at Foot Locker.

For those remarks, Kelce has been fined about $12,500.

Source: Pro Football Talk


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