The younger brother of Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes was subjected to homophobic taunting just prior to a recent NFL game in Denver between the host Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson Mahomes, 21, was on the sideline taking pictures and videos of his brother's fiance, Brittany Matthews, when a fan in the stands hurled an anti-gay slur.
"Ma-h*m*! Ma-h*m*!" the fan can be heard chanting at Jackson in the apparently self-recorded video.
The use of the slur, a combination of the Mahomes name with a derogatory variation of the word homosexual, did not warrant a response from Jackson, who continued to center his attention on Matthews, but his future sister-in-law was in no mood to turn the other cheek.
"How rude," she exclaimed repeatedly at the man.
Mahomes, an influencer known for TikTok videos showing him dancing in various locations among other things, has suffered similar insults and use of the anti-gay slur in the past on his social media. He posted a video to his YouTube channel saying he was "not gay" and "attracted to girls."
The younger brother of the star NFL quarterback is a controversial figure for some. He was criticized for dancing on the sideline during a memorial to the late NFL player Sean Taylor, who was murdered by an intruder in his home in 2007.
Mahomes did later post another one of his TikTok dancing videos from the sideline of the game, and Matthews also posted the pics taken by her future brother-in-law.
It was unclear if security was called at the time or whether the Broncos will investigate and sanction the ticket holder.
Meanwhile, the fan was undoubtedly left unhappy with the results of the game as the visiting Chiefs beat the Broncos 28-24. While the Chiefs continue on to the playoffs, the Broncos missed the playoffs with a 7-10 record.
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