After the Kansas City Chiefs' 31-9 defeat by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Super Bowl LV, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes admitted the Bucs won because they "were the better team today."
However, Mahomes' mother—Randi Mahomes—did not handle the loss as graciously as her son did in his post-game interview.
She thought the Bucs had an unfair advantage because the officiating crew was on their side.
The Chiefs was flagged eight times for 95 yards—setting a Super Bowl record for most penalty yards against any team in a first half.
They finished with 11 penalties for 120 yards, while the Bucs were flagged four times totaling 39 yards.
Mahomes' mom posted a passive-aggressive tweet with a dig at Gisele Bündchen—the Brazilian model and businesswoman who is married to the Buccaneers' star quarterback and winner of his seventh Lombardi Trophy, Tom Brady.
"If you have to have the ref on your team is that really winning!!! @giseleofficial lol"
If you have to have the ref on your team is that really winning!!! @giseleofficial lol 😂😂😂😂🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪— Randi Mahomes (@Randi Mahomes)1612752987.0
Mahomes drove the point further with follow-up tweets, writing:
"Looks like the fans were right. The refs are for the other team. Even their fans say it's so.. smh.. i still believe."
"Got to be kidding me... their fans are bragging 'we have the refs on our team'......i Still believe.."
Looks like the fans were right. The refs are for the other team. Even their fans say it’s so.. smh.. i still believe 💛❤️— Randi Mahomes (@Randi Mahomes)1612746601.0
A good majority advised her to just acknowledge the fact the Buccaneers crushed the game.
@tootgail @giseleofficial Please don't start making excuses! I am a die hard @Chiefs fan but we just got beat!! Yo… https://t.co/yxm3iplHeE— Jeremy Wallace (@Jeremy Wallace)1612757847.0
@tootgail @giseleofficial Omg🤣🤣🤣🤣 You're really not doing your son any favors by whining like this. Take the L. Th… https://t.co/3Gq1esyktA— 🎭🇺🇸Biden's Inauguration Day Planner🇺🇸🎭 (@🎭🇺🇸Biden's Inauguration Day Planner🇺🇸🎭)1612760585.0
@tootgail @giseleofficial so every time your son wins it’s fair but every time he loses it’s because “refs on your… https://t.co/ojF7rdWjTa— cinnamon roll (@cinnamon roll)1612753435.0
@tootgail @giseleofficial Come on, Mom. Your son is a classy and talented young QB. Don't tarnish it with comme… https://t.co/a1yUwQmY00— sds (@sds)1612757940.0
@tootgail @giseleofficial Cmon mrs Mahomes your son is great don’t do this. the chiefs downfall was the offensive l… https://t.co/50GvtUYze1— Brian Sporman (@Brian Sporman)1612753067.0
@tootgail @giseleofficial Gisele literally bothers NO ONE. She just supports her husband and fulfill her duties as… https://t.co/4qvR7ogvrD— ro dunc✨ (@ro dunc✨)1612795610.0
Some called out her hypocrisy by reminding her the officiating team was "on her son's side" last year.
@tootgail @giseleofficial having the refs on your side...where have i seen that before? 🤔 https://t.co/jWVbh400eM— 49ers deserved to win SB54 (@49ers deserved to win SB54)1612757956.0
@tootgail @giseleofficial Remember super bowl 54?!?! Quick to forget that the refs helped your son win one last yea… https://t.co/O9I8tQxEhL— Robert (@Robert)1612758008.0
@tootgail @giseleofficial Thanks to the Refs your son has a ring! Karma is a b*tch. https://t.co/usoP6daf1X— José (@José)1612761116.0
@tootgail @giseleofficial Rember this!!!!!! Oh ya..... refs weren’t on your side for once https://t.co/JgfYyc6GZs— Chloe (@Chloe)1612757400.0
@tootgail @giseleofficial You might want to sit this one out.... ✌️🤫 https://t.co/xrcI2c0dpd— FTP (@FTP)1612758789.0
Despite her frustration online, it appeared Mahomes harbored no ill-will when meeting with Brady's family—including his parents—during postgame, as seen in the chummy photo opp, below.
Tom Brady’s parents are a class act. Thank you for your words! @TomBrady @PatrickMahomes https://t.co/73YYRcdgc9— Randi Mahomes (@Randi Mahomes)1612758245.0
According to ESPN, Mama Mahomes son said of the Buccaneers' triumph at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida:
"They beat us pretty good, the worst I think I've been beaten in a long time. ... They took away our deep stuff. They took away the sidelines and they did a good job of rallying to the football and making tackles."
"We weren't executing early, had a few miscues. Guys weren't on the same page. Credit to them. They played a heck of a game defensively and offensively to beat us."