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Travis Kelce has mature response to Aaron Rodgers' 'Mr Pfizer' joke

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Travis Kelce has mature response to Aaron Rodgers' 'Mr Pfizer' joke

Featured Image Credit: Dustin Satloff/Getty Images/KMBC 9

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).

When reflecting on the game on The Pat McAfee Show, Jets' player Aaron Rodgers decided to get into a spot of name calling, giving Travis Kelce the nickname 'Mr Pfizer'.

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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."

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Rodgers made the comment on The Pat McAfee Show. Credit: ESPN
Rodgers made the comment on The Pat McAfee Show. Credit: ESPN

People flooded to social media in defence of Kelce - who partnered with Pfizer, recently filming a commercial letting people know they can get their flu and covid jabs at the same time.

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.

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And Kelce has since addressed the name calling.

Kelce had the best comeback. Credit: YouTube/ KMBC 9
Kelce had the best comeback. Credit: YouTube/ KMBC 9

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."

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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."

*Mic drop*

Topics: News, Celebrity, US News, Social Media, Sport, Twitter, NFL, Football

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