Experts have claimed that Travis Kelce’s shove on coach Andy Reid shows he has a lack of maturity as well as ‘impulsive’ traits.
Kelce helped the Kansas City Chiefs win back-to-back Super Bowls on Sunday but was involved in a contentious moment with Reid during the victory over San Francisco 49ers.
The 34-year-old, boyfriend of Taylor Swift, looked enraged as he ran up to his 65-year-old head coach in the second quarter and shouted in his face.
It was a slow start to the match and Kelce allowed his emotions to get the better of him after a fumble from Isiah Pacheco.
Travis Kelce showed a lack of maturity during the incident with Andy Reid, experts say
Reid was left startled by the incident as he was completely unaware Kelce was running at him, with the collision momentarily knocking him off balance.
Kelce defended his actions after the victory, while Reid played it down after his third Super Bowl triumph as Chiefs coach.
It drew strong criticism from fans on social media after Kelce lost his cool.
Now, body language expert Judi James has told the Daily Mail that Kelce may not be ‘mature enough’ to have full control of his emotions.
James also said that Kelce’s close proximity to Reid was ‘horrendous’, adding: “Looking at his facial expressions, his bottom lip is down to chin level.
“It looks like such an extreme expression of anger. If you look, his veins are also bulging on his forehead. He looks like someone who has genuinely lost his temper at that point.
“The other thing that would be really scary is facial proximity. He crouched to get his face right into the coach’s face and then presumably screamed at him, which is horrendous.
“This is not pleasant in any walk of life. It is shocking that he would come off and do that to a 65-year-old man who is wearing glasses and who cannot see or hear him approach because he is on a microphone and clearly concentrating on the game.
“He got the guy off balance, and he is clearly not the fittest guy… he was a vulnerable target for a 6ft 5in guy like Travis.”
Swift, who was in attendance in Las Vegas on Sunday, has been dating Kelce for several months.
Dr James Giles, a Canadian author and relationship expert, has claimed Kelce’s shove on Reid ‘points towards impulsivity’ in his character.
Giles also claims Kelce struggles to deal with problems due to ‘low self-esteem’ and a ‘deep sense of insecurity’.
He told the Daily Mail: “It points towards a lack of problem-solving skills for dealing with interpersonal problems.
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“It also really does point toward low self-esteem. It shows that you feel you don’t have the ability to solve things in any other way.
“It reveals a deep sense of insecurity in the sense that you feel threatened enough that you have to over-compensate and respond aggressively.”
Kelce revealed what he told Reid in the altercation, playing down the criticism he has received since.
He told ESPN: “Man, I was fired up – I was fired up that we weren’t hitting on all cylinders. I had to give ‘Big Red’ a love tap and let him know that we were all here fighting for him no matter what.
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“I just had to tell him I loved him real quick. I put so much trust in him and how he goes about being a head coach, as a leader – he’s one of the best leaders in the game.
“I can’t thank him enough for giving me opportunities year in, year out. This third one, this second one back-to-back, this one’s for him, no doubt.”
Olivia Martin is a dedicated sports journalist based in the UK. With a passion for various athletic disciplines, she covers everything from major league championships to local sports events, delivering up-to-the-minute updates and in-depth analysis.