Detroit Lions fans aren’t happy with NBC’s Mike Tirico.
On Thursday night, the Lions got their first win of the season against the reigning Super Bowl champs Kansas City Chiefs, in a close game that went to the wire.
After the game, Tirico commented that the Lions’ win should come with an asterisk because the Chiefs were without two stars in, Chris Jones and Travis Kelce.
“This has an asterisk because of no Chris Jones and no Travis Kelce”
Nah this comment by Tirico is insane pic.twitter.com/iZx0wYbxrm
— Josh Augdahl 〽️ (@UMFanAugdahl) September 8, 2023
Lions fans immediately ripped into Tirico over his on-air asterisks comment about the team’s big win.
The NFL’s precious little guys lost on opening day 🥺😭 Boohoo https://t.co/gnETX3SbD7
— Conner Evans (@cjoe1103) September 8, 2023
Mike Tirico swooping in there in the end with the asterisk comment, absolute clown lol
— Ryan (@R_Fostrrr) September 8, 2023
Mike Tirico saying the Lions win over the Chiefs gets an asterisk lol bruh cmon
THE DEFENDING CHAMPS don't get asterisks in a ONE POINT GAME.
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) September 8, 2023
Mike Tirico really said this Lions win is an asterisk because there was no Chris Jones and Travis Kelce….
Chiefs literally have Patrick Mahomes…
— 𝘾𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙧 (@CameronParkerPO) September 8, 2023
If you just listened to that game you’d think Mike Tirico & Chris Collingsworth were the broadcast crew for the Kansas City Chiefs football radio network…
— Jason Lawhead (@JasonLawhead) September 8, 2023