Tyrann Mathieu regrets criticism of Chiefs fans: “Obviously that was a mistake on my part”

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Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu wrote on Friday in an Instagram comment that he considers Chiefs fans one of the most toxic fan bases in sports. On Saturday, Mathieu said he wished he hadn’t said that.

Mathieu spoke to reporters in Kansas City and said that frustrations are mounting because the Chiefs’ season isn’t going according to plan, and he wishes he hadn’t made the comment.

“Obviously that was a mistake on my part,” Mathieu said. “I haven’t had the season I’ve wanted to have, I think as a team we could say the same. Frustration tends to build up. People that really know me, teammates, people I know in the community, even fans I come across in a gas station, all these people I think can see me being a genuine person. I shouldn’t have used those words. I think I’m man enough to admit that and really own that. Just looking forward to playing better, doing better, and I think most importantly not being a distraction to my team.”

It’s been a very disappointing start to the season for Kansas City, and it’s not surprising that emotions are boiling over. But Mathieu thought better of his emotional comment a day later.

49 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu regrets criticism of Chiefs fans: “Obviously that was a mistake on my part”

  1. For three years your team more or less dominated the NFL.

    You still have the same core group of players.

    And right now your in last place.

    Clue #1, It has nothing to do with the fans.

  2. I love it when players say fans’ opinions don’t matter and that the players don’t care what fans think – yet the players feel compelled to respond. Lol.

  3. patriots123456 says:
    October 30, 2021 at 2:49 pm
    For three years your team more or less dominated the NFL.

    You still have the same core group of players.

    And right now your in last place.

    Clue #1, It has nothing to do with the fans.

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    Exactly. It had to do with hubris and Brett Veach/Reid overpaying 6-7 of their own players way too much money at the same time, weakening the depth/middle part of the roster in the process.

    Chiefs fans were warned. They just kept praising Veach for overpaying everyone.

    This happened to every single 1 year dynasty team in the last 10 years, whether it be the Saints, Packers, Seahawks, Ravens (Flacco deal), Broncos, Eagles, the Rams (tossing 1st rders every year and overpaying imports) and now KC.

    TB is up next.

    You can either understand there is a salary cap that means something and abide by the principles to keep good cap health or you can arrogantly ignore them.

  4. Simple rule for professional athletes: if you’re stupid, don’t tweet. Don’t agents preach this when they sign their clients?

  5. I thought it was a good apology. It takes a good man to admit he’s wrong. I wish more players owned up like this. Thanks Honey Badger. Though I still want your team to take a few weeks to get it together as you play the Packers next Sunday. (Why was this not a Sunday night game?)

  6. When the Falcons lost to Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl they have not been the same team, now it would appear the Chiefs are going the same. Why?

  7. It’s obvious that a few superstars have over the past few seasons held up what is otherwise a pretty mediocre roster. I’d say the chiefs are entering a 2 year or so rebuild phase. Where they will be a good team but not a great team. They will actually get to pick at a decent place in the draft for the first time in years. And will clean house a bit and rebuild. Reid has done it over and over again in his career. No reason to think he won’t again.

  8. Honey Badger will stick his foot in his mouth from time to time. His fans will always be LSU fans.

  9. stonedwhitetrash says:
    October 30, 2021 at 3:40 pm
    When the Falcons lost to Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl they have not been the same team, now it would appear the Chiefs are going the same. Why?

    13 7 Rate This

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    Cap hell. Takes years to recover.

  10. After Mathieu was called into the principals office and told to apologize. The secretary was heard saying “Mr. Hitchens, Mr. Reid will now se you”… Hitchens may be in worse trouble. He called the fans poor and useless and is currently the worst rated starting ILB in the league. What was that were you saying about our opinions again Anthony?

  11. This is great stuff right here. 1year dynasty closed for good. Long live the Silver &Black!!

  12. So apologize for making a dumb statement like we all make and move on! What a concept! It’s nice some people are aloud that privilege!
    I’m all for it!

  13. touchback6 says:
    October 30, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    It had to do with hubris and Brett Veach/Reid overpaying 6-7 of their own players way too much money at the same time, weakening the depth/middle part of the roster in the process.

    Chiefs fans were warned. They just kept praising Veach for overpaying everyone.

    This happened to every single 1 year dynasty team in the last 10 years, whether it be the Saints, Packers, Seahawks, Ravens (Flacco deal), Broncos, Eagles, the Rams (tossing 1st rders every year and overpaying imports) and now KC.

    TB is up next.

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    You may be right, but you may not be. Only time will tell. First, TB had Brady – at what most of us would call a discount ($25 million vs. $40 million plus for others who haven’t gotten the job done). Second, it’s arguable that they didn’t overpay the guys they resigned or extended, but paid them their market rates. Third, when Brady finally does retire, the question will be whether whoever replaces him can play at his level (likely not).

    Nevertheless, cap issues and bad signings/overpayments definitely hurt any chances to achieve good team depth, which is increasingly important with the expanded seasons. Teams need good coaching, a really good qb who’s not taking up too great a percentage of the cap, and enough solid players that they can maintain a competitive team for 17+ weeks. Finding all three is like striking gold and then actually being able to mine it.

  14. Sad how soft some of today’s athletes have become. You wouldn’t have your millions without the fans. I guess he has been getting advice from the New York Meta players.

  15. He shouldn’t have taken back what he said. The Chiefs have given their fans and the whole NFL a massively entertaining team to watch for the last several years. Before Andy Reid, the Chiefs hadn’t won a playoff game in 20 years. Now they are having a losing streak and people want to lash out against them. So you are sitting on your couch feeling some pain because your team has lost- and you gotta find someone to blame! So you blame the players who have put their bodies on the line and done all the work. Who’s more worthy of respect- them, or you- whose done nothing to help your team win. Writing tweets about football is infinitely easier than actually playing football.

  16. Be a man about it if you said it you meant it. You might as well say I’ve been coddled since I was 12 yrs old and and all I have to say is I was taken out of context or I was misquoted

  17. Never apologize on twitter. Double down because anericans don’t accept apologies anymore.

  18. Look in the mirror honey badger. TOXIC. That’s how fans view you now. You said. We have proof. You are DONE. No longer “honey.” You are BITTER BADGER now. Will never hear the end of it if you keep playing like trash. You talked so much smack. And the truth is in the mirror.

  19. stonedwhitetrash says:
    October 30, 2021 at 3:40 pm
    When the Falcons lost to Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl they have not been the same team, now it would appear the Chiefs are going the same. Why?
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    Not to mention the Seahawks, but the similarities are eerily similar.

  20. If this is what he have to do to get us from Sunday to Sunday, then we owe Mathieu a big thank you. Most Chiefs fans are pretty sophisticated, as fans go, so they’re not tripping too hard. They’re just waiting for next Sunday, too. Most of them have lives of their own.

  21. He won’t finish out the year. He is now a distraction on a team in the midst of a collapse. Most good teams have a 5yr window. Chefs broke their window in 2. Unlike the green and gold whos window is always open!

  22. Like Justin Houston, he will be moved in the offseason. I understand its 2 totally different situations. But he just made himself a cancer to the fans. And those Chief fans can put up with alot. But they won’t put up with a player who costs them a big game or trashes their fanbase.

    Good luck the rest of 2021.

  23. It’s hard to decide which dynasty – the Chiefs, Eagles or Seahawks – was the greatest.

  24. The Badger has been very mediocre for 2+ years. Way overpaid and now an obnoxious loudmouth. KC should trade him b4 the deadline if they are smart. He’s bringing KC down with his play and his mouth.

  25. The only thing he got wrong was saying Chief’s fans are worse than others. It’s incredible amount of people online who can’t handle their team losing and who throw the toys out of the cot.

    People need to grow up and realise their team won’t win every year.

  26. This is the difference between these flash in the pan teams that start calling themselves dynasties, vs a true dynasty.

  27. In other words – Tyrann Mathieu doens’t like the fans – but loves them when it comes to spending $$ on this team. The costs to go to a Chiefs game + parking + concessions = players dissing on the fans?? Gimme a break. What a spoiled brat.

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