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NFL star says we've been pronouncing Travis Kelce's name wrong for years

NFL star says we've been pronouncing Travis Kelce's name wrong for years

We've all been pronouncing Taylor Swift's boyfriend's name 'Travis Kelce' wrong.

Sorry but we've all been saying Travis Kelce's name completely wrong, according to an ex-NFL star.

However you say his name, the Kansas City Chiefs' tight end is quite clearly the man of the moment after his team became the first back-to-back Super Bowl winners in 19 years with a 25-22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas on Sunday (11 February).

It was the second time in NFL history a Super Bowl went to overtime and the first post-season game decided under the league’s new overtime rules.

The likes of Alicia Keys, Lil John and Ludacris joined Usher on-stage during the half-time performance, while Taylor Swift and Blake Lively were among the celebs watching from the stands.

The romance between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and pop superstar Swift was clearly helping drive interest in this year's Super Bowl, as the pair shared a heartwarming kiss after the win.

Despite everyone singing his praises, it seems that all of us have been saying Kelce's name completely wrong.

Sorry but we've all been saying Travis Kelce's name completely wrong, according to an ex-NFL star.
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Kansas City defender Chris Jones will rattle the Swifties with this one as he made the admission whilst sitting on the sideline bench with his Kansas City teammates.

"Huh?" a Chief player asked.

"It's not even Travis Kelce," Jones said, explaining that it's pronounced: "Travis Kels."

He claims that Kelce is actually pronounced 'Kels', which is pretty awkward.

"Yeah, well. Crazy, right?" added Jones.

The Kelce brothers have previously acknowledge that most people can't say their name properly.

During their podcast, Jason once asked: "Should we go by Kelce or Kels?"

"Do whatever you want. I did," said Ed, father of the Kelce brothers.

"F***** A, dad," Travis joked.

"I'm going to go by both, how about that?"

However you say his name, the Kansas City Chiefs' tight end is quite clearly the man of the moment.
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Now, in one of the most talked about and intense moments during the event, Kelce and his coach Andy Reid had a little scuffle, which was caught on camera.

He looked to have gone right up in his face and pushed him in frustration after his side fumbled a pass made by quarter back Mahomes.

Fans were quick to jump on the Super Bowl golden boy, who looked to have lost his cool completely in front of pop star girlfriend in the crowd.

Reid was quick to cool any dramas around the incident, saying in a post-match interview with CBS that moments like that 'keeps me young' as he laughed it off.

He also joked about his 'not so good' balance and that Kelce was just testing his hip out, adding: "He caught me off-balance - normally I get him a little bit but I didn't have any feet under me."

Reid continued: "He loves to play the game and he loves to help his team win, it's not a selfish thing.

"As much as he bumps into me, I get after him. We understand that. He just caught me off balance."

What Kelce said to his coach has since been revealed by a lip reader.

They told the Daily Mail that the 34-year-old said: "Keep me in. You f****r! I'm calm now!"

Kelce had to be pulled away from the 65-year-old by teammate Jerrod McKinnon, though later Kelce said he just 'wanted the score to be different'.

Featured Image Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images/Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Topics: Sport, Super Bowl, Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift, US News