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Josh Allen responds to awkward postgame interaction with Patrick Mahomes

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Aug 28, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) walks to the field prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took out his frustration on pretty much everyone after Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills, including rival quarterback Josh Allen.

Mahomes was angry over an offensive offsides call against Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney that nullified a go-ahead touchdown in the last few moments of Sunday’s 20-17 loss. The Chiefs quarterback was so frustrated, cameras caught him complaining about the call to Allen when they met on the field following the game (video here). That drew criticism from many, with observers suggesting it was disrespectful to Allen.

On Wednesday, Allen said Mahomes had reached out to apologize for the interaction, but the Bills quarterback said the message was unnecessary.

“He reached out to me. I was just like, ‘It’s football. It’s a game of emotion,'” Allen said. “I know he didn’t mean anything by it. I know the cameras kind of caught the last few seconds of what we were talking about. He’s an ultimate competitor. He wants to win. That’s why he is who he is.”

Mahomes also apologized publicly and said the interaction with Allen was the thing he regretted most about his postgame reaction.

Allen certainly understands the passion and emotion of a tough loss, so it is no surprise he wasn’t too bothered by what happened.


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