After the Kansas City Chiefs took home the Super Bowl championship title on Sunday, head coach Andy Reid is not letting Terry Bradshaw’s comments get the best of him.
Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ loss to Kansas City, NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw went about his typical business and began conducting post-game commentary. However, when the Chiefs’ head coach approached the sports journalist for an interview, Bradshaw did not hesitate to let some shocking comments slip.
“Big guy… let me get the big guy in here. Come on, waddle over here,” Bradshaw said on-air during the annual Super Bowl LVII Trophy Presentation, referring to Reid. He added the sentiment, “Have a cheeseburger on us.”
Needless to say, the retired NFL quarterback quickly became the subject of backlash across social media. “Terry Bradshaw just publicly in front of millions on national TV and in the stadium discriminated against old people, discriminated against fat people, and embarrassed and bullied the winning super bowl coach,” one Twitter user wrote.
Yet, it seems like Reid himself is refusing to let the comments of Bradshaw get under his skin. In fact, in a post-Super Bowl interview, the coach was asked what his celebratory winning meal was, and he proudly revealed his answer.
“Yeah, I went to Pizza 51,” Reid told reporters Tuesday, according to Sports Illustrated. “I got a mushroom and sausage pizza. How about that? And a salad just to make my chubbiness feel good.”
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What is next for Kansas City head coach Andy Reid?
While the Super Bowl-winning coach’s weight has been a point of speculation, many fans are concerned Reid may consider retiring anytime soon. Although he shut down any questions about his retirement, he admitted that he’s getting older in past interviews.
“I look in the mirror, and I’m old,” Reid said, per The Washington Post. “My heart, though, is young. I still enjoy doing what I’m doing. I got asked that 50 times here.”Finally, I just go, ‘Whatever, man. Whatever.’ … I’m good with what I’m doing right now. … Listen, if they’ll have me, I’ll stick around,” he continued.
Yet, as of now, the coach seems to be preparing for the upcoming 2023 NFL season and has firmly stated that he is not retiring. When asked directly by Peter King, a longtime football reporter, Reid was confident in his decision to stay in the league.
“Are you gonna retire?” King asked. This prompted the 64-year-old to respond, “I’m not… God help me.”
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