Kyle Van Noy does not appreciate hearing boos from his own fan base.
During the Chiefs 23-16 victory over the Patriots on Sunday afternoon, there were audible boos from Patriots fans watching in Gillette Stadium.
Patriots fans have claimed that their boos were directed at the officiating crew, but Kyle Van Noy wasn’t buying it.
“Too much booing for me,” Van Noy said in an interview for NBC Sports in Boston. “I thought it was disrespectful.”
“Obviously it sucks when it doesn’t go the way we want, but know that we’re all trying,” said Van Noy. “We’re trying to put the best product on the field. We’re not trying to disappoint anyone. Just imagine as a fan or a media person that our feelings are probably 100 times more. Our livelihoods are on the line and we want to win.”
Tom Brady expressed a different view.
“There’s been plenty of times where they’ve been cheering us,” Brady told Jim Gray in a Westwood One interview on Monday night. “And again, you take the good with the bad. They have every right to boo when we’re not playing the way that we’re capable.
”It won’t be the last time — and that’s OK. It doesn’t hurt our feelings.”
Since 2015, the Patriots are now 38-6 at their home field. Two of those losses — along with two of the wins — have now been against the Chiefs.