It seems that some Kansas City Chiefs fans were not pleased with quarterback Patrick Mahomes and other players drinking during the team’s Super Bowl parade last week.
Patrick Mahomes almost fall off the bus 😂pic.twitter.com/t3eRt11geS
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 15, 2023
On Sunday, Mahomes shared letters from upset fans who expressed disappointment in seeing the players consume alcohol in public.
While some may argue that drinking during a celebratory parade is commonplace, several fans argued that it sets a poor example for young fans and sends the wrong message.
One fan wrote, “I am not opposed to drinking nor naive enough to think our football players don’t drink. However, it is completely unnecessary to let Chiefs players drink during the Super Bowl parade. It should not have been allowed by coach Andy Reid and the team’s ownership for some very good reasons.”
The fan went on to explain that drunken players at such an important celebration can be a turnoff for adult fans as well, and that tragic incidents can occur when drinking is involved.
They also argued that players should be mindful of their influence on young people and set a better example.
Another fan echoed this sentiment, saying, “Impressionable young people deserve better role models than what you’ve displayed twice.”
They expressed disappointment in seeing Mahomes and other players drinking, and hoped that the team would be more mindful of the example they were setting in the future.
Those fans sound like they are fun at parties. Relax. Players deserve to have fun. How about you all go train and sacrifice your body for a whole season? See how you celebrate at the end of a successful season. https://t.co/kX8ZqzENAW
— Konze Without the 'E' (@JoeKonzeJr) February 19, 2023
While Mahomes’ decision to share the letters on social media has sparked some backlash, it is clear that some fans were disappointed with the players’ behavior during the parade.
The debate over whether or not professional athletes should consume alcohol in public is likely to continue, but it is clear that some fans feel strongly about the issue.
What do you think?