Travis Kelce has mature response to Aaron Rodgers' 'Mr Pfizer' joke
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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has spoken out following fellow NFL player Aaron Rodgers calling him Mr Pfizer.
The Kansas City Chiefs went head-to-head with the New York Jets in the NFL final on Monday (2 October).
In a clip from the show posted to X - formerly known as Twitter - Rodgers says: "I think there's some sentiment that there's some sort of moral victory out there that we hung with the champs and that our defence played well and Pat didn't have a crazy game. And you know Mr Pfizer, we kind of shut him down a little bit."
Rodgers' nickname for Kelce leads to Pat McAfee and A J Hawk dissolving into fits of giggles.
Rodgers - who was replaced in the game by Zach Wilson after getting injured - is unable to keep a smile from creeping onto his face every now and again as the two other men try to stifle their snorts of laughter in the background as he continues: "Like he didn't have a crazy impact game."
One X user said: "If 'Mr Phizer' attracted double and triple coverage then he did impact the game."
"I stand with Mr. Pfizer. The vaccine helped save millions of lifes and I applaud everyone who had to courage to promote it. A job well done by Travis Kelce," another added.
And Kelce has since addressed the name calling.
At the Chiefs' facility in front of reporters yesterday (Friday, 6 October), Kelce - who's rumoured to be dating Taylor Swift - admitted he thought Rodger's nicknaming of him was 'pretty good'.
He continued: "I mean, with the 'stache right now, I look like a guy named Mr. Pfizer. Who knew I'd get into a vax war with Aaron Rodgers, man. Mr. Pfizer versus the Johnson & Johnson family over there."
Kelce noted he got the Pfizer vaccine to keep himself 'safe' as well as 'keeping [his] family safe' and the 'people in this building'.
The NFL player resolves: "So yeah, I stand by 1000 percent. Fully comfortable with him calling me Mr. Pfizer."