Tell me you don’t know anything about football without telling me you don’t know anything about football. That was the theme of a speech made this week by Congressman Mark Alford, wasting government time during the U.S. House of Representatives’ session on Monday.
Alford, the Representative of the 4th district of Missouri, proving that, yes, it is possible for Chiefs fans to be even more insufferable, somehow claimed that the officials were against the Chiefs “the entire game” on Sunday.
“Today I rise to honor my Kansas City Chiefs for their AFC championship and their berth in Super Bowl LVII,” said Alford.
“Like many Missourians, I could not be prouder of the effort put forth on the field yesterday, last night.
“Despite having an injured Patrick Mahomes, injuries to several key players, incredible amounts of outside noise, and the referees against them the entire game, the Chiefs made short work of the Bungles, I mean Bengals, and sent them off to the off season,” Mark Alford continued.
“While I hope Eli Apple has fun in Cancun also hope that Mayor Jabroni and the rest of the Cincinnati fan base learned a valuable lesson last night. IT IS CALLED ARROWHEAD. It is the loudest toughest place to play in the NFL with the strongest fan base.
“A special thank you to Patrick Mahomes, Harrison Butker, Travis Kelce, Chris Jones and, of course, Joseph Ossai, for all their wonderful efforts last night. We couldn’t have done it without you.
“And to the Philadelphia Eagles we’ll see you in Arizona. Go Chiefs!”
Wow, what a dick move.
Not only does Mark Alford throw Joseph Ossai into his deluded rant, he somehow claimed the officials were against the Chiefs, and then adds “we couldn’t have done it without you.” Who is we? Is he part of the team? And how did the Chiefs make “short work” of the Bengals in a game that was decided with three seconds left?
Be more petty, Kansas City. You can’t.
Congratulations to MY Kansas City Chiefs!
Thank you @PatrickMahomes, @tkelce, and Joseph Ossai for their efforts last night. #ChiefsKingdom to the Super Bowl! pic.twitter.com/IrwgNKIlib
— Mark Alford (@RepMarkAlford) January 30, 2023
“When I grew up in Missouri, I don’t recall such classless comments from an elected official. But I’d expect nothing less nowadays as performative politics has become a ‘thing.’ Please have a little respect for Ossai who has worked hard to get to where he his,” one Chiefs fan tweeted about Mark Alford’s speech.
This is really in very poor taste. The first two are great however you should have never included the 22 year old who was devastated by an error in judgement. You owe him and the entire Bengals organization a public apology. That is not who we are! @PatrickMahomes @Chiefs
— RightisRight (@nuthinbutluv30) January 31, 2023
“And THIS is what poor sportsmanship looks like boys and girls. Don’t be like this guy. Nobody likes him,” someone else tweeted.
"We couldn't have done it without you."
— Tim Dunleavy (@TimReviews) January 30, 2023
“Chiefs fan here. If your goal was to embarrass KC, the team, and the fans, well, you win,” another fan tweeted.
I'm a Chiefs fan but totally disgusted by you. Glad you don't represent me.
— Katie Whitton Finkle (@mutiger81) January 30, 2023
“Wow, this is utterly classless. Ossai is an immigrant kid who loves football and worked his ass off to be an NFL player. Everyone makes mistakes. @Chiefs deserve better than this and better than you,” another fan scolded.
While recognizing your team's victory, you still managed to make yourself an insufferable loser.
Congratulations, you're an embarrassment to your district.
— CapedCodder (@CapedCodder) January 30, 2023
“Well, I’m officially an Eagles fan now,” tweeted another NFL fan.