The Kansas City Chiefs played the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday morning. Apparently, this was in part because the Chiefs didn't want to deal with fans booing Tyreek Hill in his return to Arrowhead Stadium.
As everyone knows, the Chiefs traded Hill to the Dolphins last year after an awkward split. Ever since then, Tyreek has gone back and forth on his feelings about the team. Sometimes he trashes them on his podcast. At other times he claims he wants to retire as a Chief.
Look, I still love Tyreek. He's one of the greatest receivers ever, and I still have his jersey. I get the Chiefs wanting to be cautious, but I actually don't think he would have gotten that many boos from fans. Most people still respect him, I think.
At least they would have unless he pulled out the supposed "celebration" if he had scored a touchdown on Sunday. During the pregame, one of the NFL analysts said that if he made it into the end zone, Tyreek planned on pointing at his former head coach Andy Reid while saying, "You shouldn't have traded me."
Now that would have gotten boos for sure. And, I wouldn't have been surprised if it had gotten Hill popped by one of his former teammates. You just don't show that level of disrespect and expect to get away with it.
Unfortunately for Hill, he didn't get a chance to showcase his planned celebration. The Chiefs defense held him to just 62 yards and even embarrassed him on this ridiculous forced fumble that was returned for a score.
Considering the Chiefs got the victory, and in a bigger picture way have already gotten another Super Bowl ring without Tyreek Hill, maybe he should have still pointed at Reid and said, "You shouldn't have traded me." But meant it in quite a different way.