Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ family attended Kansas City’s 31-13 victory over Washington at FedEx Field on Sunday. Their location was on the sideline, on top of a painting of late Washington star Sean Taylor’s newly retired No. 21.
Mahomes’ younger brother, Jackson, is known for TikTok dances. He decided to make a TikTok while standing on the sideline and directly over the “21.”
Jackson Mahomes really out here making a TikTok on top of Sean Taylor’s number the day it gets retired.. unbelievable, man. Have a little bit of respect. pic.twitter.com/s9HOvWEPlR
— Justin #BillsMafia (@IAmTheNizz) October 17, 2021
Taylor’s number was retired Sunday in a halftime ceremony. Washington fans have been calling for the jersey retirement since Taylor was killed by a home intruder in 2007. Because it was an emotional day for Washington fans, many of them responded to Jackson Mahomes’ TikTok negatively, calling it “disrespectful” to Taylor.
Jackson responded on Twitter. He apologized for “accidentally being on” Taylor’s number and said that he and other family members were told to stand there. He didn’t reference his dancing in his tweet.
I want to sincerely apologize for accidentally being on the Sean Taylor #21 at FedEx Field. We were directed to stand in that area and I meant absolutely no disrespect to him or his family.
— Jackson Mahomes (@jacksonmahomes) October 18, 2021
The Mahomes crew wasn’t “accidentally” on the memorial number if it was assigned to the section. There were ropes around the number. Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee, Brittany Matthews, and Travis Kelce’s girlfriend, Kayla Nicole, were also in the area.
Jackson Mahomes danced on the Sean Taylor #21 sideline tribute for TikTok.
Bigger question probably needs to be why anyone was allowed to stand on it to begin with.
— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoTWW) October 17, 2021
It’s not clear why Washington placed Mahomes’ family on Taylor’s number.
This is at least the second time this season Jackson Mahomes has angered opposing fans. He dumped water on Ravens fans after Kansas City’s win at Baltimore on Sept. 19. He was caught on camera doing this, and his actions were called “disrepectful” then, too.