The brother of star NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes was involved in an incident Sunday with a rival fan who would end up getting doused with water after taunting the sibling.
Jackson Mahomes was in attendance at M&T Bank Stadium, in Baltimore, Md., for a Kansas City Chiefs road game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Chiefs, his brother’s team, would eventually lose what turned out to be a shootout decided by one point.
Home team fans were ecstatic that their star QB, Lamar Jackson, outdueled Mahomes, who is seen by many as an all-world QB. Jackson had a tremendous game and brought his team back from an 11 point deficit, scoring the final 12 points in the game.
A video shared by Barstool Sports showed a couple of fans really going at the younger Mahomes — it’s not clear if there was previous interaction, or how the fans knew who he was. Jackson Mahomes, who is in a section above the rowdy Ravens fans, is seen in the footage casually opening a bottle of water and dumping it on his antagonizes.
Unapologetic, he responded to the Barstool footage, seen below, to tweet: “They were thirsty.”
Jackson Mahomes helps a rowdy Ravens fan hydrate after a crushing Chiefs loss (via ig: Bobbysworld88) pic.twitter.com/blJGztZhW0
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 20, 2021
One of the Ravens fans can be heard in the video taunting Mahomes, who has a huge social media following, saying: “I’m so sorry for you.”
His tormenters didn’t seem to be too fazed by having water dumped on them, as one is heard screaming, “Let’s gooooo!” But then, a thrilling come-from-behind 36-35 win against a top-tier team can do wonders for one’s morale.
Remarkably, the loss was Patrick Mahomes’ first loss in the month of September as an NFL player — he was drafted in 2017. He was 11-0 in September prior to Sunday, Fox News reported, having thrown 35 touchdown passes and no interceptions.
The interception streak was broken along with the winning streak, as Mahomes gave up a big interception in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game, which resulted in a Lamar Jackson touchdown.
Overall, the Chiefs signal-caller was 24-for-31 for 343 passing yards and 3 touchdown passes. Jackson finished with 239 passing yards and another 107 yards on the ground. While he gave up two interceptions, he throw for a touchdown and ran for two more.
While the water dousing appeared to turn out for the best for all concerned, meaning there was no real violence and no one went to jail, it did result in plenty of interesting banter online.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
LOL You say there are two sides to every story and then “I’m certain the Ravens fan instigated the situation.” Please tell us how you are so “certain” you know what really happened.
— Cool Story Bro (@Hep038) September 20, 2021
Lol that like kid is 21 years old and just as tall as Mahomes. I think he knew what he was doing when he poured that water out
— Jamel (@Nintendo_65) September 20, 2021
It’s a part of the game. Opposing fans of teams talk trash to me all the time but I don’t throw water on them
— Leisha Nicole Webb (@Phenomenal_Lei) September 21, 2021
May as well put that target on the rest of Chiefs Kingdom’s back as well homey, because although I keep it 100, I flat disagree with him tossing water on the little bird chirping because you all finally won a reg season game against us since 2012…
— Chris P. (@toddblack123) September 20, 2021
decent if i might add ! a true cuisine for any american football fan! chiefs tears are #1 for hydration and ratio imbalances. which is why i never take L’s
— hugomartindoomballs (@hingerhargen) September 20, 2021
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