The Chiefs fans are one of the most diehard fans in the NFL. Since 2006, the Arrowhead has never gone less than 95% in capacity every time the Chiefs take on the field. They also hold the record of the loudest stadium, when they reached an astounding 142.2 dB during their game against the New England Patriots in 2014.
Despite that, the fan base is getting blasted over the past few days for being spoiled over the team they have been blessed to watch over the past few years.
Responding to fan complaints about the team’s 3-4 start and some of the signings by the Chiefs, both Anthony Hitchens and Mathieu fired back at the entire fan base. Hitchens told fans he was set for life and their opinions didn’t matter. Mathieu said the Chiefs have one of the most toxic fan bases in all of sports.
Mathieu wrote on his Instagram account that “This might be one of the most toxic fan bases in all of sports.”
Mathieu later apologized for his rude remarks towards the die-hard fans and said, “That was a mistake on my part… I shouldn’t have used those words and I’m man enough to admit that.”
“I haven’t had the season I’ve wanted to have, and as a team I think you could say the same,” he added. “Frustration tends to build up. Obviously, people that really know me—teammates, people I deal with in the community, even fans that I come across in the gas station.”
“I think these people can see me being a genuine person. Obviously, I shouldn’t have used those choices of words. I’m looking forward to playing better and doing better and most importantly not being a distraction to my teammates.”
Coach Andy Reid indicated that he preferred his players stay off social media.
“I do tell them that’s a dangerous area,” Reid said. “We’ve got to do a better job of that in this case.”