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Travis Kelce fined for criticism of official after game vs. Steelers

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Kelce’s pockets are $12,000 lighter because of his comments.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was fined $12,500 for his criticism of a game official after the Chiefs’ loss to the Steelers this past Sunday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Sunday night after the Chiefs’ 18-16 loss against the Steelers, Kelce said that the hold on Eric Fisher that negated the Chiefs’ successful two-point conversion was a bad call. Specifically, he said it was “horseshit.”

He also had some words for a specific official, when he said, “Ref No. 51 shouldn't even be able to wear a zebra jersey ever again. He shouldn't even be able to work at fucking Foot Locker."

That referee was Carl Cheffers.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Kelce didn’t taking the loss well, or that he’s blamed officials.

In a 2014 game, he made a motion for what he thought of a certain penalty call. This season, he threw his towel at a referee like it was a flag because he didn’t like that call either.